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The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics

Edited by: Randy Martin

Print publication date:  January  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415645102
eBook ISBN: 9781315736693
Adobe ISBN: 9781317567806

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The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics offers a thorough examination of the complex relationship between art and politics, and the many forms and approaches the engagement between them can take.

The contributors - a diverse assembly of artists, activists, scholars from around the world – discuss and demonstrate ways of making art and politics legible and salient in the world. As such the 32 chapters in this volume reflect on performing and visual arts; music, film and new media; as well as covering social practice, community-based work, conceptual, interventionist and movement affiliated forms.

The Companion is divided into four distinct parts:

  • Conceptual Cartographies
  • Institutional Materialities
  • Modalities of Practice
  • Making Publics

Randy Martin has assembled a collection that ensures that readers will come away with a wider view of what can count as art and politics; where they might find it; and how it moves in the world. The diversity of perspectives is at once challenging and fortifying to those who might dismiss political art on the one hand as not making sufficient difference and on the other to those embracing it but seeking a means to elaborate the significance that it can make in the world.

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics brings together a range of issues and approaches and encourages critical and creative thinking about how art is produced, perceived, and received.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  On the Zoopolitics of the Voice and the Distinction Between Nature and Culture Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Aesthetic Subject and the Politics of Speculative Labor Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Art and the Politics of Time-as-Substance Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Choreopolitical Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Thinking Contradictory Thoughts Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Becoming Revolutionary Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Failure Over Utopia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  What did You Hear? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Institutional Critique Redux Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Social Turns Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Politics of Contemporary Curating Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Perverse Joy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Art is Garbage Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Grass Stage's Theater of Precarity in Shanghai Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Evangelicalism and the Gay Movement in Singapore Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Transformative Initiative for Achieving Cultural Equity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hapticality in the Undercommons Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Charming for the Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Yes Men Download PDF
Chapter  21:  16 Notes on Collectivism and Dark Matter Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Some Notes about Art, Code, and Politics Under Cloudy Empire(s) Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Aesthetics of Algorithmic Experience Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Computational Aesthetics in the Practices of Art as Politics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Toward Participatory Aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Politics of Popular Art in India Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Living Politics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Carnival, Radical Humor, and Media Politics Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Dynamic Encounters and the Benjaminian Aura Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Seeking a Theater of Liberation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  By any Means Necessary Download PDF
Chapter  32:  If you Really Care about Change, why Devote your Life to Arts and Culture? Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Pedagogies in the Oakland Projects Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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