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Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects

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Title: Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects
Author: Apostol, Corina L.
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Making Another World Possible offers a broad look at an array of socially engaged cultural practices that have become increasingly visible in the past decade, across diverse fields such as visual art, performance, theater, activism, architecture, urban planning, pedagogy, and ecology.

Part I of the book introduces the reader to the field of socially engaged art and cultural practice, spanning the past ten years of dynamism and development. Part II presents a visually striking summary of key events from 1945 to the present, offering an expansive view of socially engaged art throughout history, and Part III offers an overview of the current state of the field, elucidating some of the key issues facing practitioners and communities. Finally, Part IV identifies ten global issues and, in turn, documents 100 key artistic projects from around the world to illustrate the various critical, aesthetic and political modes in which artists, cultural workers, and communities are responding to these issues from their specific local contexts. This is a much needed and timely archive that broadens and deepens the conversation on socially engaged art and culture. It includes commissioned essays from noted critics, practitioners, and theorists in the field, as well as key examples that allow insights into methodologies, contextualize the conditions of sites, and broaden the range of what constitutes an engaged culture.

Of interest to a wide range of readers, from practitioners and scholars of performance to curators and historians, Making Another World Possible offers both breadth and depth, spanning history and individual works, to offer a unique insight into the field of socially engaged art.


PART I A precarious assembly: ten years of art and activism
Nato Thompson

PART II On arts, politics, and engagement: a selected timeline 1945 to present
Chto Delat? with an introduction by Corina L. Apostol and Nato Thompson

PART III Major issues in the field of socially engaged art
* Commoning art in Europe – on the play between art and politics - Hanka Otte and Pascal Gielen
* Between art and culture: performing First Nations sovereignty - Wanda Nanibush
* Trust or the works were limited - Ala Younis
* Making Latin America tremble: feminist imagination against the pedagogy of cruelty - Miguel A. Lopez
* "When I speak, I speak as a collective": black collectives and activism in contemporary South African art - Athi Mongezeleli Joja
* Becoming: in search of the social artists, locating their environments, reorienting the planet - Grace Samboh
* On socially engaged art in Thailand: a conversation - Gridthiya Gaweewong, Thanom Chapakdee, and Thasnai Sethaseree
* Magically, new highways, stadiums, and police stations emerge - What, How and for Whom/WHW

PART IV Dialogue: 10 global issues, 100 art projects
* Section 1. State of siege
* Section 2. Surveillance
* Section 3. Confronting inequity
* Section 4. The uprising
* Section 5. Exodus
* Section 6. Cosmopolitics
* Section 7. Race matters
* Section 8. Classroom in crisis
* Section 9. Queer and now
* Section 10. The device

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 31/10/2019
ISBN: 9781138603547
Publishing status: AU Print-on-demand
Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects