Art Rebellion

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Art Rebellion


Malcolm Miles offers a guide to contemporary art and activism, setting it firmly within the context of the avant garde and its legacies in the postwar period. He explores the rise of direct action to replace representational politics in organizations like Occupy and Extinction Rebellion, and in the movements to destroy or remove statues of slavers, and finds parallels in anti-institutional art practices. By engaging with the significant theoretical innovations of the last 50 years – modernism, postmodernism and contemporary critical thinking – Miles provides both an overview of political aesthetics and an introduction to how art activism works in its most memorable moments in history.
Art Rebellion argues that beauty is radically other to the dominant society; that power relations can be transformed; that protest cultures and contemporary art grow together; and that art has a crucial interruptive role in forming new, more equal and just, realities.

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Subtitle: The aesthetics of social transformation
Author: Miles, Malcolm
Year: 2022
ISBN: 9781350239982
Pages: 232
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publisher's city: London
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