Community Art: The Politics of Trespassing, P. Gielen & P. De Bruyne (Eds.)

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Published by Valiz/Antennae Series
374 pages
21 x 13.5 cm
ISBN: 9789078088509

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'Every kind of change belongs to a form of community art', states the Italian philosopher Antonio Negri. This is the inverse of the premise that community art can be integral component of desired social changes. Negri confronts community art, its supporters and critics with a challenging responsibility, and extends this to include everyone who wants to bring about change in social, political, economic, technological or ecological arenas. Communal and artistic go hand in hand.

In Community Art, artists and theorists employ diverse modes of thinking and writing to explore the practices and concepts of the phenomenon of community art in western and non-western societies. The book does not offer a cut-and-dried theoretical model, but presents a new critical reformulation of community art in society.