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On Not Knowing: How Artists Think


On Not Knowing brings together contemporary artists and thinkers from a range of disciplines to explore the role of not knowing within the creative process. The state of not knowing or engaging with the unknown is an important aspect of all research. For artists it is crucial, as the making process often balances a strong sense of direction with a more playful or meditative state of exploration and experimentation. Bringing together theoretical discussion and examples of contemporary artistic practice, this book explores how artists formulate strategies of not knowing and play within their decision making process and how such approaches might inform and enrich our encounters with art. This book is an important contribution to debates around the creative process and puts the artist s voice at the heart of these discussions.


  • Soft cover
  • 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • ISBN: 978-1908966292