Image via Adhocracy exhibition site
From Ken Johnson’s lukewarm NYT review of the exhibition, one has the sense that the curators didn’t fully cash-in on the interpretive potential of displaying this gun:
The exhibition, in the New Museum’s annex at 231 Bowery, does not make a big deal about the gun. Organized by Joseph Grima, editor of Domus magazine and co-curator of the 2012 Istanbul Design Biennial, in which a version of “Adhocracy” first appeared, it presents mostly benign projects by architects, designers, artisans and inventors. It is mainly devoted to the sorts of positive, self-empowering things that people can make and do for themselves, like build their own furniture and bicycles; make new appliances like coffee makers and vacuum cleaners using the functional parts of old, broken ones; and raise money for bigger projects through Kickstarter.
Guess I’m going to take a field trip and see this thing for myself. Stay tuned!