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Forces of art : perspectives from changing world / editors: Carin Kuoni, Jordi Baltà Portolés, Nora N. Khan, Serubiri Moses

Contributor(s): Publication details: Amsterdam : Valiz, 2020Description: 455 pISBN:
  • 9789492095893
Summary: Forces of Art investigates the way in which artists, artworks and cultural organizations affect people and their social environments, and explores how cases of creative practice have been operational in empowering people, communities, and societies in their given contexts. It is a dense, multi-layered, polyvocal compendium of current thinking about the impact of art on civil society and social change, and contains a large number of essays and case studies located all over the world, from Central Asia to Meso and Latin America, from Africa to Central Europe, from South and South-East Asia to the Middle East. The driving force is the shared concern and responsibility for societies worldwide, with regards to culture and the well-being of its communities. Considering the question of how art can be consequential, the book challenges the reader to think beyond art as representation, as merely aesthetical, or as simply an object or commodity. Instead, it stirs thinking of art in terms of a force that has the ability to transform. (Font: Editor)
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Preface / Kitty Zijlmans -- Introduction. Forces of art : perspectives from a changing world / Carin Kuoni -- Section One. When art opens spaces of possibilities: When art opens spaces of possibilities: policies, tensions, and opportunities / Jordi Baltà Portolés ; Making "The common" : arts practices and social processes in Latin America / Nadia Moreno Moya, Fernando Escobar Neira ; Tickling the sensible : art, politics and worlding at the global margin / Visnja Kisic, Goran Tomka ; "The most important thing is to have that space!" : the power of art and local art communities in Central Asia / Diana T. Kudaibergenova ; Dissonant entaglements and creative redistributions / Judith Naeff, Arnout van Ree, Lenneke Sipkes, Cristiana Strava, Kasper Tromp, Mark R. Westmoreland -- Section Two. Content sharing and mistranslation: Content sharing and mistranslation : on global aspitations and local infrastructures / Serubiri Moses ; Arts and ecosystems : building toward "Cultural resilience" in Indonesia / Minna Valjakka ; The sustainability of contemporary arts spaces in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda / Kobina Ankomah-Graham, Joseph Oduro-Frimpong ; Criticism is a luxury : on the effect of evaluations / Mariam Abou Ghazi, Ilka Eickhof ; Curating Dakar as an "art world city" / Jenny Mbaye, Mirnda Jeanne Marie Iossifidis -- Section Three. Artistic research and its capacity to cross contexts: Artistic research and its capacity to cross contexts : new methodologies and digital technologies / Nora N. Khan ; Creating space for queerness / Rocca Holly-Nambi ; Doual'art: art, publics, and the city as a "field of experience" / Zayd Minty, Laura Nkula-Wenz, Naomi Roux, Vaughn Sadie, Anna Selmeczi, Rike Sitas ; Free schools as tools for inclusion : Tiny Toones and Arte Moris / Nuraini Juliastuti ; Between memory and storage : digital transitions for art organizations / Maya Indira Ganesh, Nishant Shah -- Section Four. Histories of the Present: Histories of the Present : on the political agency of art / Carin Kuoni ; Syrian artist outside Syria : conflicts, challenges, and possibilities for artist working in displacement / Fatin Farhat ; Network(ing) from Lima to Johannesburg / Kabelo Malatsie ; Collective creations : art and politics for the present / Paulina E. Varas -- Reflections on a changing world -- Mapping without borders : an account of all art projects -- Partners -- Contributors -- Index of Names -- Index of Works, Exhibitions, Projects -- Acknowledgements -- Colophon

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