Sloppy Craft : Postdisciplinarity and the Crafts, Hardback Book


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. In addition to critical essays, the book includes a `conversation' section in which contemporary artists and practitioners discuss challenges and opportunities of `sloppy craft' in their practice and teaching, and an afterword by Glenn Adamson.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 31 greyscale halftones32 colour images
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9781472534880



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