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Sukkah Model

Sukkah Model

Dining Room with Walls as Projections of Chairs and Table (Study for Sukkah)

Allan Wexler (American, b. 1949)
New York, United States, 1988
  • Basswood
  • 6 3/4 x 8 x 7 in. (17.1 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Fund, 1998-86
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Dining Room with Walls as Projections of Chairs and Table (Study for Sukkah)

Allan Wexler is an architect, designer, and artist. He is particularly interested in the human-made environment, the functions of everyday objects, and the ways we interact with them. He investigates these ideas by creating models, drawings, and installations that challenge expected notions of furniture, architecture, and ritual objects. His art is a kind of experimentation. By redesigning chairs, tables, rooms, and houses, he examines the ways we interact with these objects in our daily activities of sitting, sleeping, and eating. He deconstructs these everyday structures and reassembles them in new ways.