Brooklyn Artist Forced To Downsize Creates An Exhibition In A Dumpster [Pics]

Brooklyn Artist Forced To Downsize Creates An Exhibition In A Dumpster [Pics]

Rather than let a personal collection go to the landfill, Mac Premo created a unique way to share it with the public.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 17 october 2011

A new addition to Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market is The Dumpster Project. Created by artist Mac Premo, he converted the interior of a 30-cubic yard dumpster into a walk in collage of objects he has collected over the years. The motivation for doing the project resulted from Premo having to move into a smaller studio and reduce the amount of stuff he owned. Rather than purge his collection into a trash dumpster, he got the idea to use the dumpster as a canvas for a traveling exhibition. Prior to its new home at Dekalb Market, The Dumpster Project spent a few days underneath the Manhattan Bridge during the Dumbo Arts Festival.

In addition to the physical exhibition of objects ranging from bike frames, old cell phones, advertising and art pieces, Mac is also photographing 500 objects from his collection and writing a short history of each on The Dumpster Project site.

The Dumpster Project @ DeKalb Market
Corner of Flatbush and Willoughby, Brooklyn
8am – 8pm
7 days a week.


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