Ellie Levitt on Art versus Design
Cell Phone Audio Tour
Ellie Levitt on Stefan Sagmeister’s views on art versus design and in relation to Sagmeister’s work in The Happy Show.
The audio tour segments were recorded by students of the year-long seminar “Writing through Culture and Art,” a collaboration between ICA and the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.
This year, the class has studied Stefan Sagmeister whose practice touches upon subjects as diverse as the history of body and performance art, the effects of psychopharmaceuticals on artistic production, and concrete poetry. The students came up with a series of difficult questions that they asked Sagmeister in an in-depth interview, conducted over the course of two days.
These eight audio guides, each of which is written by a student in class, reveal the insights gleaned from this interview.