It's Not a Garden Table
Anthologies & Art Theory
Edited by
Jörg Huber
Burkhard Meltzer
Heike Munder
Tido von Oppeln

Jennifer Allen
Martin Boyce
Martino Gamper
Jerszy Seymor
Andrea Zittel

August 2011
ISBN: 978-3-03764-211-5
Softcover, 156 x 225 mm
280 pages
Images 26 color / 92 b/w
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August 2011
ISBN: 978-3-03764-237-5
296 pages
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Art and design in the expanded field

Artists, designers, and theorists discuss the consequences of design as a self-referential practice, and the aesthetics of life-world in the art context with a special focus on furniture. The publication proposes three approaches to the expanded definition of design today and its relation to the art context:

Distinction: with texts by Tido von Oppeln, Mateo Kries, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Burkhard Meltzer, and Sven Lütticken

Participation: with texts by Alexander García Düttmann, Monika Kritzmöller, Jennifer Allen, Judith Welter, and a discussion with Martin Boyce, Frédéric Dedelley, and Max Borka

Production: interviews with Jurgen Bey, Matthew Smith, Mamiko Otsubo, Martino Gamper, Martin Boyce, Sofia Lagerkvist / Front Design, Andrea Zittel, Jerszy Seymour, Florian Slotawa, David Renggli, and Julia Lohmann

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.