“The main point of difference is that of timing. Both artists and scientists operate on the physical world as it exists in the present (whether it is real or symbolic), while mathematicians operate on abstract relationships that are independent of historical time. Designers, on the other hand, are forever bound to treat as real that which exists only in an imagined future and have to specify ways in which the foreseen thing can be made to exist.” – John Chris Jones
Ronald Jones is professor of interdisciplinary studies at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, in Stockholm, Sweden, where he leads the Experience Design Group and co-directs WIRE, the MA program in curatorial practice and critical writing. He is guest professor in experience design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. Jones holds a PhD in interdisciplinary studies from Ohio University, Athens. A practicing artist, Jones has exhibited internationally and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among others. Read more about Ronald here.
Ingrid Falk and Gustavo Aguerre have worked on a number of site-specific installations throughout Europe. These involve large-scale installations, photographic projections, sculptures and video installations. FA+ has exhibited in a number of important museums and private galleries throughout Europe. FA+ have received “The Honorary Prize of The City of Stockholm” with the motivation: “If the value of art and artists is judged based upon the degree of the ability to communicate and the power to inspire, then FA+ are in the heavyweight class.” Check FA+ art here.