The Stray Shopping Cart Project: Cleveland and Environs

Julian Montague
January 21 - March 11, 2005

Julian Montague spent the first three weeks of his residency documenting and classifying Cleveland's many stray shopping carts through photography. In The Stray Shopping Cart Project: Cleveland and Environs, January 21 ? March 11, 2005, Montague explores the way in which science constructs meaning and imposes order through vocabulary. Having traveled by bicycle through snow and wind to find his cart specimens, Montague further explored Cleveland during the second half of his residency, via warmer means. He talked with a class at the Cleveland Institute of Art about collections as art and collecting art, and held a workshop for local middle school students in which they created classification systems for their own "unnatural" objects. New York Times art critic Benjamin Genocchio supplied the critical essay on Montague's project.

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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