Individual Project

Book launch ‘Making Matters. A Vocabulary for Collective Arts’

documenta 15, Kassel (DE)

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.⁣ ⁣

Editors: Janneke Wesseling, Florian Cramer.⁣
Editorial committee: Florian Cramer, Anja Groten, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Pia Louwerens, Marie-José Sondeijker, Janneke Wesseling.⁣

Contributors: Aliens in Green, a.pass / Lilia Mestre, Florian Cramer, Display Distribute / Elaine W. Ho, Feral Atlas / Lili Carr & Feifei Zhou, Anja Groten, Thalia Hoffman, Jatiwangi art Factory / Bunga Siagian & Ismal Muntaha, Eleni Kamma, Frans-Willem Korsten, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Pia Louwerens, Dani Ploeger, Kate Rich, Femke Snelting, Olu Taiwo, Janneke Wesseling, West / Baruch Gottlieb, West / Akiem Helmling, Z. Blace
Design: Hackers & Designers

Partners: Partners: Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University; Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; Waag, Amsterdam; West Den Haag; Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Support: Dutch Research Council (NWO), part of the project 'Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making' (project number 314-99-203), research programme Smart Culture⁣ June 2022, Valiz with support from Dutch Research Council (NWO)

Pb, 20 x 11 cm (h x w) | 336 pp. | English | ISBN 978-94-93246-11-9 | € 22,50⁣