It`s Not a Garden Table
Design and Art in the Expanded Field
Artists, designers and theorists are discussing the consequences of design as a self-referential practice, the aesthetics of lifeworld in the art context, and many other topics with a special focus on furniture. The publication proposes three approaches towards the expanded definition of design today and its relation to the art context:
„Distinction“: with texts by Sven Lütticken, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Tido von Oppeln, Mateo Kries, Burkhard Meltzer
„Participation“: with texts by Alexander García Düttmann, Monika Kritzmöller, Jennifer Allen, Judith Welter and a talk with Martin Boyce, Frédéric Dedelley and Max Borka
„Production“: Interviews with Jerszy Seymor, Julia Lohmann, Jurgen Bey, Martino Gamper, Front Design, Martin Boyce, David Renggli, Matthew Smith, Andrea Zittel, Florian Slotawa and Mamiko Otsubo
Published on the occasion of a research collaboration of the Institute of Critical Theory (Zurich University of the Arts) and the migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
Graphic Design: flag, www.flag.cc
Distributed by JRP|Ringier, www.jrp-ringier.com
Editions: English ISBN 978-3-03764-211-5 / German ISBN 978-3-03764-237-5
Softcover, 165×220 mm, 296 Pages, more than 200 Images, 32 in Color, CHF 48
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Monika Kritzmöller, In Good Company: Constructing Identity Through Objects, in: It‘s Not a Garden Table, Art and Design in the Expanded Field, Zurich, 2011, pp. 189 – 212 Tido von Oppeln, For a concept of the autonomous work in design, in: It‘s Not a Garden Table, Art and Design in the Expanded Field, Zurich, 20011, pp.16 – 33 Klaus Spechtenhauser, From discontent to complexity, in: It‘s Not a Garden Table, Art and Design in the Expanded Field, Zurich, 2011, pp.71 – 89 Burkhard Meltzer, Design as Self-Criticism of Art, in: It‘s Not a Garden Table, Art and Design in the Expanded Field, Zurich, 2011, pp. 91 – 107