But is it art?: the spirit of art as activism
Nonfiction. Art. Activisim. Criticism and Theory. An anthology that explores the rise of activist public art that agitates for social change. Included are discussions of such leading and controversial artists as: the Guerrilla Girls, Gran Fury, Group Material, Women's Action Coalition, and the Artist and Homeless Collaborative.
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But is it art?: the spirit of art as activismUser Review - Book Verdict
The notion that art consists only of carefully framed oil paintings or grandly situated marble statues has been under attack ever since Duchamp signed a urinal and displayed it as a ready-made art object. Despite the passage of decades, the discourse over the definition of art and the role of artists in society has only grown more heated. Presented within this text are 12 clearly written essays examining the AIDS activism of the group Gran Fury, the feminism of Guerrilla Girls, the Woman's Action Coalition, the personal politics of Suzanne Lacy and Peggy Diggs, and ongoing art projects concerning homelessness, the environment, and the dignity of labor, including a thoughtful presentation of the now infamous Art Rebate/Arte Reembolso piece (in which 450 $10 bills were distributed to undocumented worker/taxpayers at the Mexican border). The clarity and timeliness of this volume recommend it to all libraries.-David McClelland, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia
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This book appears to be out of print. Thus I did not use it the last time I taught "Arts and Social Change" a couple of years ago. Students who had seen the book from previous semesters squawked. I ...
Nina Felshin Introduction
Robert L Pincus Chapter 1
Patricia C Phillips Chapter 10
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