A Reader on Recent Boycotts and Contemporary Art
Joanna Warsza (Ed.)
In recent years, artists and curators have been confronted with the political dilemma of engagement or disengagement. The ideological, economic or ethically objectionable circumstances of certain biennials and art exhibitions have raised the question of whether to continue and, if so, under what circumstances, with what consequences and to what ends? This dense illustrated reader edited by curator Joanna Warsza is the result of her 2015 course at the Salzburg International Academy of Fine Arts and examines mostly through interviews the issues surrounding recent boycotts of biennials in Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Sydney and São Paulo (2013–2015). Their political, ideological and economic contexts, timelines, statements and conversations with parties involved demonstrate how and why curating and art production must engage politically to stay relevant. With over 40 participating international artists, curators, writers and researchers including Ahmet Ogut, Joanna Warsza, Angela Mitropoulos, Libia Castro and Olafur Olafsson, Andrea Phillips, Hito Steyerl, Tirdad Zolghadr and many more.
5 ½ x 8 ¼ in. / 384 pp
Retail Price: $25.00
SALZBURG INTL. SUMMER ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, AUSTRIA