Saturday, 2 February 2008

what is craft : collect

I have recently been to the V&A’s Out of the Ordinary craft exhibition, and the Craft Council’s Collect - 'an art fair for contemporary objects' - also at the V&A…

The following questions came to mind:

what is craft?


where does craft reside in relation to art?

Is the craft of say ‘knitting’ the same as the craft on display in these exhibitions?

In the exhibitions, I experienced no sense of ‘I could do that’, we were in awe of the skill and knowledge involved in the creation of these objects.

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