Art and Politics Now

Art and Politics Now
Library Shelf Location 06.POLI
Publication Date 2014

Essential reading for anyone interested in the potential of art to engage with and even redefine the political sphere, and inspirational, creative responses to today’s key political debates.

From photographers and filmmakers to the creators of immersive installations, today’s artists are engaging with some of the most pressing issues of our time – opening up new areas of discussion and debate and expanding our understanding of contemporary art as well as the role of those who create it.

Art and Politics Now is a richly illustrated and compelling survey of more than 200 contemporary artists whose works address the political. Themed chapters explore how, since the turn of the twenty-first century, artists have addressed real-world issues such as globalization, terrorism, conflict, the environment and knowledge, often using radical approaches and techniques to communicate their ideas.

Anthony Downey’s clear and insightful discussion of the major issues and themes is closely interwoven with detailed analysis of the artworks, which include projects by Ai Weiwei, Chantal Akerman, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Steve McQueen, Teresa Margolles, Adrian Paci, Walid Raad, Doris Salcedo and Santiago Sierra.

ISBN 9780500291474
Quantity 1
Author Anthony Downey
Format Softcover
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Art by Subject
Keywords politcally engaged, Political art, Politics

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