Arts_Crafts: Between Politics and Digitalisation

15 November 2019–16 February 2020

Exhibition Overview

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Haegue Yang, Triple Vita Nestings, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2018.

This exhibition showcases the artists’ interest in old handcraft methods and production techniques, in experimenting with materials and techniques, and also in arts and crafts.

Recent years have seen a marked increase in interest among contemporary artists in materials, in (arts-and-)craft methods, and in experimenting with materials and techniques. These works reference arts-and-crafts, folk and artistic traditions, while at the same time relating to contemporary and technological discourses. The way they handle premodern/traditional/local knowledge, materials and processes does not seek to isolate them, instead it opens them up – towards other cultures, towards modern and contemporary art, to current discourses and digital developments.

(Photo by Carl Warner.)

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