Conflictual Aesthetics: Artistic Activism and the Public Sphere

Conflictual Aesthetics: Artistic Activism and the Public Sphere
Library Shelf Location 05.MARC
Publication Date 2019

A new wave of artistic activism has emerged in recent years in response to the ever-increasing dominance of authoritarian neoliberalism. Activist practices in the art field, however, have been around much longer. As Oliver Marchart claims, there has always been an activist undercurrent in art. In this book he traces trajectories of artistic activism in theater, dance, performance, and public art, and investigates the political potential of urbanism, curating, and “biennials of resistance.” What emerges is a conflictual aesthetics that does not conform with traditional approaches to the field and that activates the political potential of artistic practice.

ISBN 9783956792045
Quantity 1
Pages 192pp
Author Oliver Marchart
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Category Theory
Keywords Activism, Political art, Political activism, Theatre, Dance, Performance Art
Language English

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