Art is Hard, Life is Easy

220 Collective

For Artprize 2014 we will be presenting a large scale installation at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art. Our project is a fusion of our respective studio practices, examining our own identities as artists and as collaborators. We are also interested in navigating the gallery spaces of the UICA, creating a sculptural installation that inhabits and infests the Center. By engaging with the multiple spaces and floors of the UICA, we will create a form that navigates the viewer around other works and through the galleries. We will be using everyday materials such as construction lumber, wire, felt, and plastic to build our installation transforming and re- imagining the materials.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Wood, nails, paper, wire, foam
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: variable

About 220 Collective

For 3 years Megan Abajian and Dave Rowe shared a studio as faculty members at Indiana University, regularly antagonizing each other with power tools, punk rock, and strong opinions. In 2012 they formed the 220 Collective to give form to their collaborations, taking the number of the room in which their studio was located.