#two – not the frames, but the things

August 2015

The immediate impact that the material presence of artworks causes leads to the following question: How does the materiality of a concrete art object impact the viewer, and how does it relate to the viewer and the art-frame? To take the material dimension that all peoples and things share seriously can lead to a perception that merges the viewer and the object. Can this merging impact be understood as a property of the material dimension of the artobject, a property that cannot be entirely explained by the contextualising art-frame?

The simple opposition not the frames, but the things is a provocative trigger for a complex variety of responses. You are warmly invited to explore the contributions!