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British Designer Turns Gallery in Bloch Building into Laboratory

Michael Cross and Julie Matthias, Flood, Milan, 2005.
Michael Cross and Julie Matthias, Flood, Milan, 2005.

Take an everyday object, like a table or a bookshelf, get rid of what you know and start again. In a new installation at the Bloch Building, British designer Michael Cross uses this approach, where even the floor defies convention.By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Resting Places Living Things: Designs by Michael Cross runs October 18, 2008 - February 1, 2009 in the Bloch Building's Project Space of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. On Friday, October 18, at 7 pm in the Atkins Auditorium, designers Michael Cross and May Tveit, Associate Professor of Industrial Design, University of Kansas, discuss "the first line between art and design" in an interactive dialogue, entitled Artist's Talk Resting, Living, Making, Being: Michael Cross and Contemporary Design.

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