Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design

Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design
Library Shelf Location 05.SPAM
Publication Date 2015

The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and commerce. In Come Together, author and visual artist Francesco Spampinato assembles an international roster of forty of today's most exciting and influential collectives, from design studios like Project Projects and political performance artists The Yes Men to flash mob provocateurs Improv Everywhere and the multimedia artists Assume Vivid Astro Focus. Alongside visual portfolios of their best work are in-depth interviews addressing each group's unique motivations, processes, and objectives. What emerges is a shared desire to turn viewers into producers and to use commercial mass-media strategies to challenge prevailing social, political, and cultural power structures. Come Together is an essential resource and inspiration for students, art lovers, and anyone interested in the cutting edge of visual culture.

  • The first nonacademic book on the topic of collectivism in contemporary art and design
  • Presents collectives from a broad spectrum of creative disciplines, including visual arts, design, street art, new media art, fashion, music, and architecture
  • Interviews act as mini manifestos for each group, most of whom write about their process for the first time
ISBN 9781616892685
Quantity 1
Pages 256pp
Author Francesco Spampinato
Format Paperback
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Category Art Theory
Keywords Group art, Artists' collectives, Art and Design, Political activism, Fashion
Language English

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