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Global activism : art and conflict in the 21st century

Global activism : art and conflict in the 21st century / edited by Peter Weibel.
Karlsruhe, Germany : ZKM, Center for Art and Media, [2015]
Cambridge, MA : Distributed by MIT Press
Ettlingen, Germany : Printed and bound, e&b engelhardt und bauer
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717 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
"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
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.
Variant and related titles
Art and conflict in the 21st century
Art and conflict in the twenty-first century
Added to Catalog
July 14, 2016
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
Amnesty International
lowercase d: Getting there / Olaf Bertram-Nothnagel
Nadir Bouhmouch
Noam Chomsky
Hassan Darsi
Muath Freij
Sacha Goldman
Lead to believe / Régis Debray
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
Protests against Stuttgart
Mykola Ridnyi
Robin Wood
Faten Rouissi
Stop the Traffik
Tanya Sushenkova
Terre des Hommes
The Yes Men
Transparency International
Malala Yousafzai
The Damascus Bureau
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
Paolo Cirio
Creative Commons
Hedonist International
Julia "Butterfly" Hill
Surveillance Camera Players
Thomson & Craighead
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
Ralf Christensen
Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan
Sasha Kurmaz
Julia Lester and Clarissa Seidel
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
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"
Anonymous News Germany
Martin Balluch
Freedom of the Press Foundation
Independent Media Center (Indymedia)
International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest
Iranian riots
Solitary Watch
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
La Torre de David / Angela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría
Osman Bozkurt
Chim Pom
Chto Delat?
Colectivo Etcétera
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
Christoper LaMarca
Mohammed Laouli
Viktoria Lomasko
Renzo Martens
Masasit Mati
Carlos Motta
#Occupy Wallst: A possible story / Nitasha Dhillon, Amin Husain, and Yates McKee
Christof Nüssli and Christoph Oeschger
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Pussy Riot
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 currant and future struggles / Ugo Mattei
Patricia K. Triki and Christine Bruckbauer
Alexander Volodarsky
Aalam Wassef
Peter Weibel
Icons of revolution.
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Weibel, Peter, editor.
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, host institution.

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