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JEFF TAYLOR


Jeff Taylor Loriká, or One and Three Chairs: machine-made, 2014 C-Print images and Text, MakerBot Replicator 2, 3D Printed Chairs, Video Monitor. Image of Loriká from the Budapest Museum of Ethnography.


“Loriká” or “One and Three Chairs: ma- chine-made, offers a commentary on the meaning of hand-made, original and copy in the age of 3-D printing. The Loirka chair was a “copy” of one of the first mass-produced chairs made by Michael Thonet, handmade by East African craftsmen in imitation of the industrial model. In the gallery, Taylor exhibits pictures of the “original” mass produced chair, the handmade “copy”, and furthers the confusion by printing 3d reproductions in the gallery. His installation questions our very no- tions of the real- of original, copy, reproduc- tion, and the handmade and mass-produced.


Bio Jeffrey Taylor produces conceptual art pieces binding historical narratives that transcend material culture and post-colonial dialectics. He is assistant professor of Arts Manage- ment at SUNY Purchase, specializing in the art market, forgeries, and artwork forensics. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Hungary from 1990-92, and spent 15 years working in the Central European art and antiques business. He also holds a Hungarian state license as an appraiser of antique furni- ture, and is also an accredited appraiser with the American Appraisers Association. He has


a PhD in History from the Central European University and his book: In Search of the Budapest Secession: The Artist Proletariat and Modernism’s Rise on the Hungarian Art Market, 1800-1914 will be released by Helena History Press in February 2014. He lives in Rye, NY.


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