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Book launch: Making Matters

15 June, Kassel

  • The international launch of Making Matters: A Vocabulary for Collective Arts at documenta fifteen, Kassel
  • Presenting a vocabulary of terms related to collective, multidisciplinary practices in the arts

What: Book launch Making Matters
When: Wednesday 15 June 2022, 16.00-17.00 (followed by an informal reception with drinks and snacks)
Where: Kunsttempel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177, 34119 Kassel, Germany
Organised by: Kunsttempel, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden UniversityHet Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; Valiz, Waag, AmsterdamWest Den HaagWillem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Language: English
Admission: Free

Launch & public presentation of the book Making Matters - A Vocabulary for Collective Arts

At Kunsttempel Kassel, a research group consisting of scholars, artists, designers and art institutes will present, for the first time, its freshly released book Making Matters - A Vocabulary for Collective Arts (Valiz, 2022). The entries in this experimental vocabulary were written in collaboration with multidisciplinary collectives, artists and designers from five continents. They reflect how collective action changes artists’ identity and ways of working, where artists work together with non-artists, make products for their local environment and take on multiple identities, such as researcher, community activist, computer hacker, or business consultant. In these practices and in this vocabulary, boundaries between art, design, research and activism become blurred or dissolve entirely, and no longer conform to a Western concept of art.