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Resistance AnewCulture, Artworks & Democracy

 - Resistance Anew
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary theories and practices of resistance.
Published to accompany a major exhibition held at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne during spring 2022 (February 18–May 15), which will gather together works by, among others, Miriam Cahn, Michel François, Philip Guston, Thomas Hirschhorn, William Kentridge, Sigalit Landau, Nalini Malani, Teresa Margolles, Zanele Muholi, and Félix Vallotton, this volume of newly commissioned essays by leading international philosophers, cultural theoreticians, activists, and art historians acts as a reader for the theories and practices of resistance today.
From specific case studies on artists (Nalini Malani) and recent events (StrikeMoMA, "artwashing") to global reflections and philosophical essays about what it means and how to resist today, this book offers a polyphonic thinking about a burning topic in our ever more complex global world. The core stakes identified by the 11 writers are the relationships between art and democracy, resistance as value creation, the oppositions between the personal and the collective, the so-called "system" and anti-system thinking, and how the art world can propose, accompany, and respond to today's forms of resistance.
The contributors include Dutch cultural theorist and video artist Mieke Bal; Belgian philosopher Pascal Chabot; Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne's Director Bernard Fibicher; German philosopher Markus Gabriel; German art historian and Texte zur Kunst co-founder Isabelle Graw; American curator and writer Mary Jane Jacob; French philosopher Plínio W. Prado; American social activist and analyst Andrew Ross; American artist and activist Gregory Sholette; German philosopher Markus Steinweg; and and Swiss curator and art historian Michel Thévoz.
Edited and introduced by Bernard Fibicher.
Texts by Mieke Bal, Pascal Chabot, Markus Gabriel, Isabelle Graw, Mary Jane Jacob, Plínio W. Prado, Andrew Ross, Gregory Sholette, Marcus Steinweg, Michel Thévoz.

Published with JRP|Editions et Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne.
published in April 2022
English edition
15 x 21 cm (softcover)
152 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-03764-580-2
EAN : 9783037645802
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