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Title Global activism : art and conflict in the 21st century / edited by Peter Weibel.
Publication Karlsruhe, Germany : ZKM, Center for Art and Media, [2015]
Distribution Cambridge, MA : Distributed by MIT Press
Manufacture Ettlingen, Germany : Printed and bound, e&b engelhardt und bauer
Copyright date ©2015
Description 717 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
Call # 704.9493 G
Note "This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition global aCtIVISm at ZKM / Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, December 14, 2013 - March 30, 2014."; Page 18
Summary Today political protest often takes the form of spontaneous, noninstitutional, mass action. Mass protests during the Arab Spring showed that established systems of power - in that case, the reciprocal support among Arab dictators and Western democracies - can be interrupted, at least for a short moment in history. These new activist movements often use online media to spread their message. Mass demonstrations from Tahrir Square in Cairo to Taksim Square in Istanbul show the power of networked communication to fuel "performative democracy" - at the center of which stands the global citizen. Art is emerging as a public space in which the individual can claim the promises of constitutional and state democracy. Activism may be the first new art form of the twenty-first century. global aCtIVISm (the capitalized letters form the Latin word civis, emphasizing the power of citizens) describes and documents politically inspired art - global art practices that draw attention to grievances and demand the transformation of existing conditions through actions, demonstrations, and performances in public space. Essays by leading thinkers ; including Noam Chomsky, Antonio Negri, Peter Sloterdijk, and Slavoj Žižek - consider the emerging role of the citizen in the new performative democracy. The essays are followed by images of art objects, illustrations, documents, and other material (first shown in an exhibition at ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe) as well as case studies by artists and activists.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Icons of revolution -- Preface / Peter Weibel -- People, politics, and power / Peter Weibel -- Chapter I. Activism and the citizen : Learning from the streets: civil disobedience in theory and practice / Robin Celikates -- War and peace in an age of ecological conflicts / Bruno Latour -- Institutionalizing the commons: an Italian primer / Ugo Mattei -- Living in a time of crisis / Antonio Negri -- Last exit indignation: on neutralizing civilians in democracies / Peter Sloterdijk -- The right of resistance: approaches in legal philosophy / Karl-Peter Sommermann -- Don't fall in love with yourselves / Slavoj Žižek -- Adbusters ; Amnesty International ; Anonymous ; Attac ; lowercase d : Getting there / Olaf Bertram-Nothnagel ; Nadir Bouhmouch ; Noam Chomsky ; Hassan Darsi ; Muath Freij ; Sacha Goldman ; Lead to believe / Régis Debray ; Greenpeace ; Stéphane M. Grueso ; The hope of continuity / Stéphane Hessel ; Jim Hubbard ; Human Rights Watch ; Kein Mensch ist illegal ; Jan Jaap Kuiper and Katja Sokolova ; Lynn Lauterbach ; Let's do it! World ; Museum of the Revolution ; No TAV ; Protests against Stuttgart ; rabble ; Resist ; Mykola Ridnyi ; Robin Wood ; Faten Rouissi ; Stop the Traffik ; Tanya Sushenkova ; Terre des Hommes ; The Yes Men ; Transparency International ; Malala Yousafzai ; Wango ; The Damascus Bureau ; Yezzi --
Chapter II. Public and private sphere : A public presence versus greed, brutality, and control: Gezi Park / Can Altay -- Liberating public spaces: where to start? / Korhan Gümüs -- Re:emerging, decentring, and delinking: shifting the geographies of sensing, believing, and knowing / Walter D. Mignolo -- Athens: metropolitan blockade: real democracy / Dimitris Papadopoulos, Vassilis Tsianos, and Margarita Tsomou -- Freedom in the clouds / Slavoj Žižek -- !Mediengruppe bitnik ; #StopWatchingUs ; Paolo Cirio ; Creative Commons ; Hedonist International ; Julia "Butterfly" Hill ; Mikaela ; Surveillance Camera Players ; Thomson & Craighead ; Troika ; Cyber Guerilla ; We are the 99 Percent --
Chapter III. How to do activism : "Arab Spring is not over, but continues in a different way" / Youness Belghazi and Hadeer Elmahdawy -- Activist women's rights groups: demands and methods / Sarah Maske -- The ordinary arts of political activism / Rita Raley -- The artistic mode of revolution: from gentrification to occupation / Martha Rosler -- Whistle-blowing as a global protest movement and its relationship with the law / Guido Strack -- Nearby facts to trouble the emperor: a note from China / Bo Zheng -- Zanny Begg ; John Beieler ; Campact ; Canvas ; Ralf Christensen ; Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan ; Sasha Kurmaz ; Julia Lester and Clarissa Seidel ; Partizaning ; Oliver Ressler ; Everyday rebellion: A cinema documentary, a web platform, and a smartphone application / The Riahi Brothers ; Sandra Schäfer ; Kreativer Straßenprotest ; Politics Outdoors ; Take the Square --
Chapter IV: Tactical, social, and global media : Distributed citizenship and social media / Graham Meikle -- Beyond the "Twitter revolution": digital media and political change in Iran / Marcus Michaelson -- Finger power and smart mob politics: social activism and mass dissent in China in the networked era / Zixue Tai -- Johanna Domke and Marouan Omara ; Electronic Disturbance Theater ; Sharon Hayes ; kanalB ; MootiroMaps ; Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz ; Tweets from Tahrir ; UK Uncut ; Crossing the Bosphorus with tin cans: how global networking compels self-criticism / Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud ; "We are all Majid" ; #occupygezi ; 0. ; Actipedia ; Anonymous News Germany ; Martin Balluch ; Facebook ; Freedom of the Press Foundation ; Independent Media Center (Indymedia) ; International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest ; Iranian riots ; Meetup ; Meta-Activism ; Solitary Watch ; Twitter ; WikiLeaks ; YouTube --
Chapter V: "Artivism" : art and activism : Humor's opponents: artistic activism and the Ludic aesthetic / Sruti Bala and Veronika Zangl -- Networked disruption: connecting art, hacktivism, and business in political struggles / Tatiana Bazzichelli -- Protest everywhere? / Dietrich Heissenbüttel -- In the back of the beyond: "What time is it on the clock of the world?" / Sarah Lewison and Dan S. Wang -- Noises in the concrete: artistic activism in São Paulo / André Mesquita -- Demonstrations are performances / Joulia Strauss -- The chronicles of Russian activist art / Tatiana Volkova -- How the Jordanian music scene missed the Arab Spring / Ahmad Zatari -- Raising resistance: reinterpreting art within the Gezi movement / M. Ragip Zik -- Street art war in Egypt: an interview / Ammar Abo Bakr and Ganzeer ; G.M.B. Akash ; ArtLeaks ; Bombily ; La Torre de David / Angela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría ; Osman Bozkurt ; Chim[up arrow]Pom ; Chto Delat? ; Colectivo Etcétera ; Enmedio ; Ramy Essam ; Noah Fischer ; Floating Lab Collective ; Jakob Gautel and Jason Karaïndros ; The meaning of freedom: excerpts from an interview with the Turkish artist Erdem Gündüz ; Ed Hall ; Brian Haw and Mark Wallinger ; State Britain: activist art vs. artistic activism / Idis Hartmann and Peter Weibel ; Niklas Hoffmann and Rebecca Meining ; Alexey Iorsh ; Just Do It ; Amadou Kane Sy ; Thomas Kilpper ; Kiss my Ba ; Mischa Kuball ; Christopher LaMarca ; Mohammed Laouli ; Viktoria Lomasko ; Renzo Martens ; Masasit Mati ; MediaImpact ; MindBomb ; Carlos Motta ; MTL ; #Occupy Walls : a possible story / Nitasha Dhillon, Amin Husain, and Yates McKee ; Neozoon ; Christof Nüssli and Christoph Oeschger ; Jean-Gabriel Périot ; Platform ; Pussy Riot ; R.E.P. ; Itamar Rose and Yossi Atia ; Bahia Shehab ; SOSka group ; Joulia Strauss with Moritz Mattern ; The best activism is always equal parts love and equal parts anger / Jackie Sumell ; Teatro Valle Occupato ; The Valle Theater Commons Foundation: how to deploy the law in current and future struggles / Ugo Mattei ; Patricia K. Triki and Christine Bruckbauer ; Voina ; Alexander Volodarsky ; Aalam Wassef ; Peter Weibel ; Yomango -- Appendix : Global activism: the symposium -- Icons of revolution.
Subject Politics in art -- Exhibitions.
Arts -- Political aspects -- Exhibitions.
Art and social action -- Exhibitions.
Social problems in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Political aspects -- Exhibitions.
Protest movements in mass media -- Exhibitions.
Protest movements -- Exhibitions.
Art and social action. (OCoLC)fst01742274
Art, Modern -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00816651
Arts -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00817791
Politics in art. (OCoLC)fst01896083
Protest movements. (OCoLC)fst01079826
Protest movements in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01079829
Social problems in art. (OCoLC)fst01122805
Genre Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Addl. Author Weibel, Peter, editor.
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, host institution.
Alt Title Art and conflict in the 21st century
Art and conflict in the twenty-first century
ISBN 9780262526890 (paperback)
0262526891 (paperback)

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