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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Artists And 3D Printing

With 3D Printing, Artists Enter a New Dimension

The technology offers endless possibility even as it asks the age-old question: is it art?

Murray Whyte | May 9, 2016

So, for a so-called “new” medium, there’s hope. That certainly appears to be what both the National Gallery of Canada and the Ryerson Image Centre are counting on. Later this month, the two institutions, each one a bellwether of artistic credibility, will announce that they’ve chosen one artist each to receive $50,000 to make an artwork using 3D printing technology.
It is, unarguably, a leap of faith. 3D printing is a practical revolution, to be sure, scanning and spitting out everything from novelty items to medical models to wearable synthetic clothing to product prototypes to architectural models. But art? That remains to be seen.

WOLFKIAM, designed by Nick Ervinck, created for and in collaboration with Stratasys for multi-material J750 3D Printer
"WOLFKIAM, designed by Nick Ervinck, created for and in collaboration with Stratasys." Source:
"Sure, the novelty of objects showcasing what can be done with a 3D printer are interesting, but there’s not a lot being said otherwise. While these artists shamelessly ride the hype cycle, other artists have deliberately avoided to mention their use of 3D printing to make their work." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Stratasys unveils first artworks designed with new breakthrough j750 3d printer. April 25, 2016) and (What is 3D Printing Art Really? April 21, 2016)>

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