Gallery: Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

 

All good things deserve a second life. This includes, as the re-opening of Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) last weekend shows, everyday objects and civic architecture. The recently renovated museum now sits in midtown Manhattan, on the southern edge of 2 Columbus Circle – a public space that has recently experience a renaissance of sorts with new open space planning and green plantings. A testimony to the power of reinvention, inaugural exhibit Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary examines the re-purposing of the everyday and random flotsam in our lives. From used shopping bags to old record collections to plastic spoons and forks, this exhibit demonstrates that perception goes a long way in jump-starting innovative recycling.

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