Why are we 'artists'? : 100 world art manifestos / edited with an introduction by Jessica Lack.

"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...

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Other Authors: Lack, Jessica (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: [Harmondsworth] : Penguin Books, 2017.
Series:Penguin modern classics.
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Summary:"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.
Physical Description:xxi, 501 pages ; 20 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-500)
ISBN:9780241236314
0241236312