- Hardcover: 287 pages
- Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag (April 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 389955342X
- ISBN-13: 978-3899553420
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism Hardcover – April 30, 2011
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Images of bodies and atrocities among the works from each continent are disturbing. Such images always have the power to shock and provoke. Apart from persons who are always the ultimate victims of political violence, corporate malfeasance, and social prejudice, there are also images of politicians, consumer products such as computers and cars, iconic structures such as the Statue of Liberty, and housing, city streets, and other features of contemporary life in each case given an artistic touch to make a statement. Themes range from ecology, urban clutter, the addiction of consumer goods, the effects of change on traditional culture, and the pretenses and deceptions of politicians. Along with verisimilitude, collage, installation art, and other styles, humor and wryness appear too.
The subject matter of suffering, recognizable though distorted products, housing projects, environmental degradation, and such limit composition and conceptualization. Settings, costumes, and particulars change.Read more ›