Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World
This thought provoking and wide ranging book is bound to challenge assumptions and stimulate new ideas about how crucial art and culture are. Fifteen independent teams of researchers set out to examine how art and culture exert their power to affect and transform their societies. The book includes chapters for each of their studies plus introductory essays to each section by renowned curators, artists, and thinkers: Carin Kuoni (editor-in-chief), Jordi Baltà Portolés, Nora N. Khan, and Serubiri Moses.
Through the lens of various methodologies, the studies reveal the importance of independent, collective initiatives, of reaching diverse publics, and of creating spaces in which to experiment, discover, share ideas, speak openly and imagine other realities.
At a time when culture is everywhere increasingly under pressure, Forces of Art is an essential reference for a global discussion about the value and transformative power of art and culture today.
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Making the Common: Arts Practices and Social Processes in Latin America
Tickling the Sensible: Art, Politics, and Worlding at the Global Margin
“The most important thing is to have that space!” The Power of Art and Local Art Communities in Central Asia
Dissonant Entanglements and Creative Redistributions
Arts and ecosystems: Building toward “cultural resilience” in Indonesia
The Sustainability of Contemporary Arts Spaces in Ghana, Tanzania & Uganda
Criticism is a Luxury: On the Effect of Evaluations
Curating Dakar as an “art world city”
Creating Space for Queerness
doual’art: Art, Publics, and the City as a “Field of Experience”
Free schools as tools for inclusion: Tiny Toones and Arte Moris
Between Memory and Storage: Digital Transitions for Art Organizations
Syrian Artists Outside Syria: Conflicts, Challenges, and Possibilities for Artists Working in Displacement
Network(ing) from Lima to Johannesburg
Collective Creations: Art and Politics for the Present