What does applied art really mean? That’s the question posed by exhibition Metadomestic, which examines the role of craft and design in the domestic setting.

Pia Aleborg - Take Your Seat brobch
Pia Aleborg – Take Your Seat brobch

Should it be decorative? Functional? Intellectual? Contributors including Martino Gamper, Studio Makkink & Bey and Dunne & Raby attempt to provide an answer.

David Clarke - Miss Decaff
David Clarke – Miss Decaff

The show, apparently inspired by a Georges Perec story, is curated by art historian Mònica Gaspar and features artists from across Europe.

Anders Ruhwald - R-Vase #1

After showing at the Landsgalerie Linz in Austria, the exhibition is travelling to Mima in Middlesbrough for its only UK date.

Gemma Draper - Apertura 5
Gemma Draper – Apertura 5

Metadomestic: Contemporary Design & Craft, is at Mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1, from 20 July-23 November.

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