This thought-provoking book allows a visual walk through 'On the Origin of Art', the most ambitious exhibition of MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Australia. Four scientist-curators explore the evolutionary question why humans make art. Elaborately produced, four thumb tabs lead as tactile entry into the white (theories) and black (artworks) sections. Each curator is represented by a symbol forming part of the exhibition logo, which glow-in-the-dark ink on the cover and slip case reveals. Do you agree with curator-cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker: 'Art is like cheesecake for the mind'?
Nadine Kessler is a designer and design consultant based in Berlin, Germany. After her studies of visual communication in Switzerland and RISD, Rhode Island School of Design (USA), she worked as a lecturer in advanced typography, facilitated climate change resilience workshops and is working worldwide as designer with a focus on clients in the cultural sector, museums, artists, sailing and design companies.
Nadine received several awards, including AIGA 50 books/50 covers, Vitra Design Museum Fellowship, IDA Design Award Gold, PICA Awards Gold, Australian Autobiography of the Year