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The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design

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BIC Subject: Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 10-Dec-2020
Format: Hardback, 304 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781788316552
Stock Code: 8316552
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Contemporary craft, art and design are inseparable from the flows of production and consumption under global capitalism. The New Politics of the Handmade features twenty-three voices who critically rethink the handmade in this dramatically shifting economy.
The authors examine craft within the conditions of extreme material and economic disparity; a renewed focus on labour and materiality in contemporary art and museums; the political dimensions of craftivism, neoliberalism, and state power; efforts toward urban renewal and sustainability; the use of digital technologies; and craft's connections to race, cultural identity and sovereignty in texts that criss-cross five continents. They claim contemporary craft as a dynamic critical position for understanding the most immediate political and aesthetic issues of our time.Contemporary craft, art and design are inseparable from the flows of production and consumption under global capitalism. The New Politics of the Handmade features twenty-three voices who critically rethink the handmade in this dramatically shifting economy.
The authors examine craft within the conditions of extreme material and economic disparity; a renewed focus on labour and materiality in contemporary art and museums; the political dimensions of craftivism, neoliberalism, and state power; efforts toward urban renewal and sustainability; the use of digital technologies; and craft's connections to race, cultural identity and sovereignty in texts that criss-cross five continents. They claim contemporary craft as a dynamic critical position for understanding the most immediate political and aesthetic issues of our time.
Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, writer, and Assistant Professor in Printmedia and Graduate Fine Arts at the California College of the Arts. Her writing on contemporary art, craft and performance appears in The Craft Reader, Extra/ordinary- Craft and Contemporary Art, Making Otherwise- Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art, and Rita McKeough- WORKS. She is the co-editor of HANDBOOK- Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education and co-publisher of The HIV Howler- Transmitting Art and Activism. Black has exhibited work in Canada, the United States, Norway, and The Netherlands, and curated Super String, No Place- Queer Geographies on Screen and PLEASURE CRAFT.

Nicole Burisch is a Canadian critic and curator. She is based in Ottawa, where she is Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Her writings have been published in The Craft Reader and Utopic Impulses- Essays in Contemporary Ceramics, and periodicals including the Cahiers m tiers d'art -- Craft Journal, and Textile- The Journal of Cloth and Culture. She was Managing Editor for Desire/Change- Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, published by Mentoring Artists for Women's Art. She has worked with organizations such as Centre des arts actuels Skol and M-ST Performative Art Festival, and was a 2014-2016 Core Fellow Critic-in-Residence with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
 
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