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
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SALZBURG INTL. SUMMER ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, AUSTRIA
Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems
Quinn Latimer’s arresting writings find expression in literature and theory as well as contemporary art and its history. Moving from Southern California to Europe, crossing geographies and genres, her texts record specters and realities of culture, migration and displacement, compounding the vagaries of rhetoric and poetics with those of personal history and criticism. Composed in the space between the page and live performance, Latimer’s recent essays and poems examine issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture’s relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading and art making. Shifting between written language and live address, between the needs of the internal and the external voice, Like a Woman is refrain, litany and chorus. Latimer is a California-born poet and critic with writings and readings featured internationally including REDCAT, Los Angeles; Qalandiya International, Ramallah/Jerusalem, and Venice Architecture Biennale. Latimer is editor in chief of publications for dOCUMENTA (14) (2017).
5 ¼ x 8 in. / 248 pp / 1 b&w
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