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Louise Schouwenberg (Ed.)Material Utopias

Texts by Max Bruinsma, Amanda du Preez, Domeniek Ruyters, Louise Schouwenberg, Aaron Schuster, Tamar Shafrir

In the slipstream of conceptual art, the intimate interweaving of meaning and materialization in art and design came to be discredited in the second half of the twentieth century. The master’s program Material Utopias at the Sandberg Instituut put an end to this tradition by abolishing the unproductive hierarchy separating “concept” and “making,” “content” and “process.” In this publication, various authors reflect on the history of dematerialization and deskilling, the manifold meanings of materials in art and design, and the challenges for education when the innovative power of the artistic process is celebrated.

Sandberg Series n°3
Copublished with Sandberg Instituut

Design by Anja Groten

September 2017, English
14 x 20.5 cm, 204 pages, 17 b/w and 26 color ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-343-1


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