The value of sloppy craft: Creativity and community

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Sloppy Craft: Postdisciplinarity and the Crafts brings together leading international artists and critics to explore the possibilities and limitations of the idea of “sloppy craft” – craft that is messy or unfinished looking in its execution or appearance, or both. The contributors address “sloppiness” in contemporary art and craft practices including painting, weaving, sewing, and ceramics, consider the importance of traditional concepts of skill, and the implications of sloppiness for a new 21st century emphasis on inter- and postdisciplinarity, as well as for activist, performance, queer, and Aboriginal practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSloppy Craft
Subtitle of host publicationPostdisciplinarity and the Crafts
EditorsElaine Cheasley Paterson, Susan Surette
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN (Print)9781472533074
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2015

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