Life on display
Design in discourses of art after the avant-gardes
What is known as “contemporary art” today is unthinkable without design. Looking back to the beginning of the 20th century, avant-garde`s break with canonically defined formats and genres also marks the beginning of art`s continuing relationship with design. The once radical avant-garde gesture to claim a work of art with any material, forms the basic notion of contemporary art now. At the same time, artists have been using design to establish certain relations to life – in terms of alienation, open criticism, or alternative plans. Read more…
Published by Kadmos Berlin, December 2020.