Image credits: Gaetano Pesce, Vase #6, 2018, Courtesy of Salon 94 design and the artist; Susan Cianciolo, Game 3. UNDFEATED WAKE UP, I AM AT YOUR FEET, 2018, photograph by Gregory Carideo, © Susan Cianciolo, courtesy of the artist and Bridget Donahue, NYC; Donald Judd, Stool 5, Designed 1984 (Fabricated 2019), 50 x 50 x 50 cm (19.75 x 19.75 x 19.75 in), painted aluminum in Traffic yellow/RAL 1023, Donald Judd Furniture © Judd Foundation.

Object & Thing presents object-based works existing at the intersection between art and design. Launched in 2019 by Abby Bangser as an exhibition in New York City that reimagined the art and design fair concept, it has since evolved into an itinerant exhibition program collaboratively organizing site-specific exhibitions within iconic 20th century artists’ and architects’ homes. Object & Thing has recently begun to additionally dedicate its focus to representing a group of artists whose practices go beyond the traditional hierarchy between art and design. These artists include: Megumi Shauna Arai, Kiva Motnyk, Johnny Ortiz-Concha, Frances Palmer and Yochi Shiraishi.

The Team

Abby Bangser
Founder and Creative Director

Abby Bangser is the founder and creative director of Object & Thing. She is former Artistic Director of Frieze Art Fairs for the Americas and Asia and the founding head of the Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries. She has additionally worked for nonprofit arts institutions in both New York City and Los Angeles including Dia Art Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Advisory Committee

Glenn Adamson, curator and writer
Rahim Amlani, founder The Amlani Group
Rafael de Cárdenas, founder, Rafael de Cárdenas, Ltd
Martino Gamper, designer 
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, founder Salon 94 and Salon 94 Design
Armand Limnander, writer and Executive Editor W Magazine 
Mariah Nielson, curator, director J.B. Blunk Estate, and co-founder Permanent Collection