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Why are we 'artists'? : 100 world art manifestos

By: Lack, Jessica

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0241236312 / 9780241236314
Paperback
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03/05/2017
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20 cm xxi, 499 pages
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'Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right'. This extraordinary collection of 100 artists' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together activists, post-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices.

From the Negritude movement in Africa and Martinique to Brazil's Mud/Meat Sewer Manifesto, from Iraqi modernism to Australia's Cyberfeminist Manifesto, they are by turns personal, political, utopian, angry, sublime and revolutionary.

Some have not been published in English before; some were written in climates of censorship and brutality; some contain visions of a future still on the horizon.

What unites them is the belief that art can change the world.

BIC:

ACBS Colonial art, ACX History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, HPN Philosophy: aesthetics

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