This publication presents the outcomes of the master Materialisation in Art
& Design (MAD) at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. The contributions
reflect on the program's quest to re-establish the material at
the center of art and design
When making things without prior knowledge of "the
material," how should such naive and potentially brutal behavior be
interpreted, and what does it represent and generate? The temporary master
Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD) investigated this question through
multiple ways of working, on a permanent quest to (re)establish our
relationship with "material" on both a personal and a societal level. This
book reflects on the experiences generated through the lens of MAD. With
contributions from the program directors, MAD alumni, and experts in the
field, it examines the position of the workshop within the art academy. By
implication, it also reflects on the need for collective creative output in
an increasingly individualized society, questioning the traditional
frameworks of art and design education.
Edited by Maurizio
Montalti and Herman Verkerk.
Contributions by Oliver Barstow, Carly Rose Bedford & Gabriel A.
Maher, Iris Box, Koen Brams, Anne Büscher, Johan Buskov Romme, Jeroen van
den Eijnde, Dominique Festa, Mio Fujimaki, Thom van Hoek, Caroline Jacob,
Julien Manaira, Snejanka Mihaylova & Lisette Smits, Jens Pfeifer,
Ellen Vårtun, Herman Verkerk & Maurizio Montalti.