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Making Sense

Merging Theory and Practice

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Edited By Bandy Lee and Lorna Collins

This book is a collection of essays and creative expressions, written and produced in response to the second Making Sense colloquium, which was held in 2010 at the Centre Pompidou and the Institut Télécom in Paris. The contributions to the volume represent the ongoing aim of Making Sense: providing a voice that is at once theoretical and practical, scholarly and inclusive, a bridge between modes of thinking and modes of doing, especially within the contemporary context. The book draws together thinkers and practitioners engaged in the worlds of art, aesthetic philosophy and contemporary theory, to form an interface between artistic creation, theoretical debate and academic scholarship. Critical essays sit alongside images and articles that present shorter bursts of ideas and generate a sense of the installations and performances in which they originated. Several chapters focus on the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler, the keynote speaker at the second Making Sense colloquium, whose contributions to this volume outline his own interpretation of Making Sense.

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Margalit Bérriet is the president and founder of Memory of the Future/ Mémoire de l’Avenir, an artist, published author, teacher, curator and gallery holder. Born in 1958 in Tel Aviv, Israel, she moved to the USA in 1979 and studied towards a master in fine arts from New York University. Since 1988 she has lived and worked in Paris. She has exhibited internationally, with twenty-six individual shows and more than eighty-one group exhibitions. She has curated more than forty exhibitions and has been an initiator of multidisciplinary arts events and concepts related to contemporary art, research and development in the direction of intercultural dialogue and actions aiming for human rights and peace education. Cristina Bonilla is an abstract painter whose work grows out of the observation of nature and the analysis of masterpieces. As part of her artistic practice, she also teaches and lectures to painters, collectors and general audiences, to help them understand the visual reality that is at the core of painting. She was public liaison at the Dia Center for the Arts’ Dan Flavin Institute and currently mentors professional painters in small critique groups. In her hometown of Montreal, Canada, she has had solo exhibi- tions at the Galerie d’Art du Parc, Galerie Lieu Ouest and the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont, among others. Her work has been included in group exhibi- tions at the Sandra Goldie Gallery and the Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal. She was awarded the First Grand Prize of...

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