From Sternberg Press / Sandberg Series

Material Utopias

Edited by Louise Schouwenberg

Distributed for Sternberg Press




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°3Copublished with Sandberg Instituut

ContributorsMax Bruinsma, Amanda du Preez, Domeniek Ruyters, Louise Schouwenberg, Aaron Schuster, Tamar Shafrir


Out of Print ISBN: 9783956793431 204 pp. | 5.375 in x 8 in 26 color illus., 17 b&w illus.

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Louise Schouwenberg