The Provocation Column

The Materiality of Art

Materiality refers to the property of being, related or consisting of a material. It involves the use of ‘materials’ in making, forming or creating a thing. This definition may not have a general acceptance since the term ‘materiality’ has separate definitions in diverse professions and fields. Nonetheless, materiality may also refer to the matter rather than the form. In art, however, the definition of materiality expands – to a reasonable extent- from the generally accepted definition.

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