Image: Piece by Piece Photo: Sylvian Deleu - Caption: Clare Twomey, artist, Rachel Gotlieb, curtaor and Marina Collard, performer discussion for Piece by Piece performance 2014.
1 May 2015
by Gian Luca Amadei
From Turner-prize winning potters to designer makers, art fairs and artisanal sandwiches, craft's currency across art, design and architecture is undeniable. The notion of the handmade has shifted from the margins to take centre stage. Craft’s value is increasingly recognised across creative, economic, social, cultural and political contexts.
Amidst dissolving disciplinary boundaries and the widespread appropriation of craft, its meaning is changing. While its claims to values such as authenticity and anti-consumerism are in question, craft could potentially take on new value in the future of manufacturing. Amidst new economies of making, as craft moves from “modern craft” to “post craft”, we need to examine not only the practice of craft, but its mediation and interpretation.
This half-day symposium organised by Alex Coles, Professor, University of Huddersfield and Catharine Rossi, Senior Lecturer, University of Kingston, brings together a collection of emerging and established voices examining the contemporary currency of craft, including practitioners, curators, critics and historians.
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