Global Activism : Art and Conflict in the 21st Century

Weibel, Peter and Altay, Can and Bala, Sruti and Bazzichelli, Tatiana and Bertram-Nothangel, Olaf and Bonadies, Ángela and Olavarría, Juan José and Latour, Bruno and Sloterdijk, Peter. Global Activism : Art and Conflict in the 21st Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"Today political protest often takes the form of spontaneous, noninstitutional, mass action. Mass protests during the Arab Spring showed that established systems of power—in that case, the reciprocal support among Arab dictators and Western democracies—can be interrupted, at least for a short moment in history. These new activist movements often use online media to spread their message. Mass demonstrations from Tahrir Square in Cairo to Taksim Square in Istanbul show the power of networked communication to fuel “performative democracy”—at the center of which stands the global citizen. Art is emerging as a public space in which the individual can claim the promises of constitutional and state democracy. Activism may be the first new art form of the twenty-first century." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections ; Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Weibel, Peter (Author); Weibel, Peter (Editor); Altay, Can (Author); Bala, Sruti (Author); Bazzichelli, Tatiana (Author); Bertram-Nothangel, Olaf (Author); Bonadies, Ángela (Author); Olavarría, Juan José (Author); Latour, Bruno (Author); Sloterdijk, Peter (Author); [et alii]
Dossier: 700 - ART ET POLITIQUE / ART AND POLITICS
Collation: 736 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780262526890
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Event Title: Global Activism
Type: Exhibition
Location: Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
Dates: Dec. 14 2013 - March 30 2014
Keywords: GLOBALIZATION; ACTIVISM; POLITICAL PROTEST; ART AND POLITICS; ART AND SOCIETY; NETWORK; COMMUNICATION
Copyright Statement: MIT Press
Notes:

Includes biographical notes.
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes index.

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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 21:40
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 21:22
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/26332
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