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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Table of Contents:
  • Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Art and Swadeshi (1909)
  • Ljubomir Micic, Manifest Zenitizma (1921)
  • The Art Movement Society, Manifesto (1929)
  • Légitime Défense, Manifesto (1932)
  • The Storm Society, Manifesto (1932)
  • Peyami Safa, D Group Manifesto (1933)
  • Aimé Césaire, Négreries: Black Youth and Assimilation (1935)
  • The European School, Manifesto (1945)
  • Georges Henein, Manifesto (1945)
  • Arte Madí, Madí Manifesto (1947)
  • Vladimir Boudnik, Explosionalism Manifesto No. 2 (1949)
  • Shakir Hassan al-Said, Manifesto of the Baghdad Modern Art Group (1951)
  • The Fighting Cock Art Group, The Nightingale's Butcher Manifesto (1951)
  • Exat 51 Group, Manifesto (1951) - Grupo ruptura, ruptura Manifesto (1952)
  • Manifesto of the Calcutta Group (1953)
  • Enrico Baj, Interplanetary Art (1959)
  • Uche Okeke, Natural Synthesis (1960)
  • El Techo de la Ballena, For the Restitution of Magma (1961)
  • Josip Vanista, Untitled (Gorgona Manifesto) (1961)
  • Maya Deren, A Statement of Principles (1961)
  • Manifesto of the Jikan-Ha Group (1962)
  • Group 1980, Group 1890 Manifesto (1963)
  • Alberto Greco, Manifesto Vivo-Dito (1963)
  • Tadeusz Kantor, The Emballage Manifesto (1964) - Aktual Art, Manifesto of Aktual Art (1964)
  • Otto Mühl, Material Action Manifesto (1965) - HAPPSOC, HAPPSOC Manifesto (1965)
  • David Medalla, MMMMMMM... Manifesto (a fragment) (1965)
  • Július Koller, Anti-Happening (Subjective Objectivity System) (1965)
  • Arte de los Medios de Comunicación Masivos, A Mass-Mediatic Art (1966) - I.G. Plamen and Marko Pogacnik, OHO (1966)
  • Lev Nussberg, A Kinetic manifesto (1966)
  • The Aouchem Group, The Aouchem Manifesto (1967)
  • The Vanguard Artists' Group, Tucuman Arde Manifesto (1968)
  • Eduardo Costa, Useful Art Manifesto (1969)
  • The Casablanca School, Manifesto (1969)
  • Hori Kosai, Why Are We 'Artists'? (1969)
  • The Organization of African Unity, Pan-African Cultural Manifesto (1969)
  • Agnes Denes, A Manifesto (19690
  • The New Vision Group, Towards a New Vistion (1969)
  • Grupo Vértebra, The Vértebra Manifesto (1970)
  • Artur Barrio, MUD/MEAT SEWER (1970)
  • Gyula Pauer, The First Pseudo Manifesto (1970)
  • Rivolta Femminile, On Woman's Absence from Celebratory Manifestations of Male Creativity (1971)
  • Ted Joans, Proposition for a Black Power Manifesto (1971)
  • Jaroslav Kozlowski and Andrzej Kostolowski, NET Manifesto (1972)
  • VALIE EXPORT, Women's Art: a Manifesto (1972
  • Mike Brown, I don't know what to think about anything (It don't matter, nohow) (1972)
  • Vitaly Komar and Aleksandr Melamid, Sots-Art Manifesto (1972-3)
  • Anita Steckel, Statement on Censorship (1973)
  • Shakir Assan al-Said, One Dimension (1973)
  • Barbara Jones-Hogu, The History, Philosophy and Aesthetics of AFRI-COBRA (1973)
  • Generation Anak Alam, Manifesto Generation Anak Alam (1974)
  • Sulaiman Esa and Redza Piyadasa, Towards a Mystical Reality (1974)
  • Mikhail Chemiakin and Vladimir Ivanov, Metaphysical Synthetism Manifesto: Programme of the St. Petersburg Group (1974)
  • The Artists' Front of Thailand, Manifesto of the Artists; Front of Thailand (1975)
  • The Indonesian New Arts Movement, Manifesto of the New Indonesian Arts Movement (1975)
  • Rasheed Araeen, Preliminary Notes for a BLACK MANIFESTO (1976)
  • The Aza Group, Manifesto (1976)
  • Kaisahan, Kaisahan Manifesto (1976)
  • Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki, Manifesto for a Radical Femininity for an Other Cinema (1977)
  • Valerie Jaudon and Joyce Kozloff, Art Hysterical Notions of Progress and Culture (1978)
  • Melissa Meyer and Miriam Schapiro, Waste Not Want Not: an Inquiry into What Women Saved and Assembled
  • Femmage (1978)
  • Gropo Antillano, Manifesto (1978)
  • The Crystalist Group, The Crystalist Manifesto (1978)
  • Mangelos, manifesto of manifesto (1978)
  • Huang Rui, Preface to the First Stars Art Exhibition (1979)
  • Andrzej Partum, Animal Manifesto (1980)
  • Reality and Utterance, On Founding 'Reality and Utterance' (1980)
  • Habib Tengour, Maghrebian Surrealism (1981)
  • Eddie Chambers, Black Artists for Uhuru (1982)
  • Colectivo de Acciones de Arte, A Declaration by the CADA (1982)
  • John Akomfrah, Black Independent Film-Making: a Statement by the Black Audio Film Collective (1983)
  • Women Artists of Pakistan, Women Artists of Pakistan Manifesto (1983)
  • Bedri Baykam, The San Francisco Manifesto (1984)
  • Vladan Radovanovic, The Vocovisual (1984)
  • Laboratoire AGIT'art, Memory of the Future? (1984)
  • Dumb Type, Flyer for Plan for Sleep #1 (1984)
  • Chinese United Overseas Artists, Manifesto Chinese United Overseas Artists (1983)
  • NSK, Internal Book of Laws (1985)
  • Vohou-Vohou, The Vohou-Vohou Revolution (1985)
  • Declaration of the Pond Association (1986)
  • Wang Guangyi, We
  • Participants of the "85 Art Movement" (1986)
  • Chila Kumari Burman, There Have Always Been Great Black Women Artists (1986)
  • The School of the One, Founding Manifesto (1986)
  • Ding Fang, Red Brigade Precept (1987)
  • Anita Dube, Questions and Dialogue (1987)
  • The Eye Society, The Eye Manifesto (1989)
  • Eda Cufer and IRWIN, The Ear behind the Painting (1990)
  • VNS Matrix, Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century (1991)
  • Marko Peljhan, Projekt Atol Manifesto: In Search for a New Condition (1993)
  • The Institute of People-Oriented Culture 'Tarig Padi', Manifesto (1998)
  • Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Manifesto of Frente 3 de Fevereiro (2004)
  • Pélagie Gbaguidi, Manifesto Against the 'Black Code' edict of Louis XIV, 1685 (2008)
  • Adam Pendleton, Black Dada (2008)
  • Allyson Mitchell, Deep Lez (2009)
  • Abounaddara, What is to be done? (2011)
  • Tania Bruguera and Immigrant Movement International, Migrant Manifesto (2011)
  • Tania Bruguera, Manifesto on Artists' Rights (2012)
  • List of Artists Group.