"I don't shake robot hands" by Michael Andrews at the WAG. May 19 - July 19 2016.
Michael C Andrews is visual artist and Assistant Professor at SAIC Chicago. He is well-known for be part of the fiber art movement. His artistic research uses epic craft techniques to revamp familiar textile applications.
"I'm filling the WAG room with flirtatious bodies. Each one does a slow strip tease but instead of removing articles of clothing the bodies are erotically tuning themselves inside out. There will be five performers in total over the course of the WAG exhibition. Each one will appeal to a variety of tastes and desires. It's like a drag show for the bodiless" (Michael).
Due to our needs that seem to be increasingly handheld, WAG was born on 2009! The Widget Art Gallery is a mini single art gallery room fitting into people's pocket (suitable for all mobile platforms). Every month, the WAG hosts a solo digital art exhibition related to its dynamic site-specific context. So the WAG works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and also as museum conserving all the past shows inside an online archive that creates a permanent collection.