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Art and politics now / Anthony Downey.

By: Downey, Anthony.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 240 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780500291474 (paperback).Subject(s): Art, Modern | Art -- Political aspects | Art and societyDDC classification: 700/.4112 Summary: This book is a richly illustrated survey of more than 200 artists whose works address the political, often using radical approaches and techniques to communicate their ideas. Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world and their art has taken a distinctly political turn. Eleven themed chapters with integrated illustrations each provide a closely woven argument about the contribution of specific artworks and projects to different aspects of political and social engagement, from globalization and citizenship to activism and the environment.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

This book is a richly illustrated survey of more than 200 artists whose works address the political, often using radical approaches and techniques to communicate their ideas. Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world and their art has taken a distinctly political turn. Eleven themed chapters with integrated illustrations each provide a closely woven argument about the contribution of specific artworks and projects to different aspects of political and social engagement, from globalization and citizenship to activism and the environment.

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