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

Graphic design: Anja Groten.

Published with Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
published in November 2017
English edition
14 x 20,5 cm (softcover)
204 pages (26 color ill. & 17 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-95679-343-1
EAN: 9783956793431
out of print
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.
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.”