Dan Friedman, Radical Modernist (April 2017), is a design exhibition that explores the work of designer and artist Dan Friedman (1945–1995). Curated by Friedman himself, it reaffirms the twentieth-century tenets of modernism, rejects corporate style, and advocates for expression and purpose in one’s work. A combination of objects, photography, and Friedman’s philosophy on work and life, the show celebrates risk, experimentation, and optimism.
Originally created by Dan Friedman himself, it continues to be shown by his brother Ken Friedman, with the curatorial assistance of Chris and Esther Pullman, and Mara Holt Skov and Steven Skov Holt.
My duties included helping with exhibition install and build out.
I helped organize special events connected with the show through the 'ChiDM presents' series.
I also created a social media plan and outlined content for self-guided tours for the exhibition outreach initiative.
(Self-guided tour handouts designed by Ashley Nelson)