Author(s): McKee, Yates\Pasternak, Anne\Sholette, Gregory\Gillick, Liam
Publisher: Creative Time Books
Abstract: Book Description: This cultural reader, edited by Creative Time curator Nato Thompson, gathers more than 100 artists, thinkers and activists to reflect on the historical roots and current manifestations of democracy in the United States. Taking as a springboard the exhibition Democracy in America: The National Campaign, presented by Creative Time in association with the Park Avenue Armory in September of 2008, this compendium includes writing and artwork by Laurie Anderson, Critical Art Ensemble, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Matt Keegan, Jon Kessler, Mark Tribe and many others, essays by Yates McKee, Doug Ashford of Group Material and curators Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy and Nato Thompson, and interviews with Critical Art Ensemble's Steve Kurtz, Rene Gabri & Ayreen Anastas and Trevor Plagen--as well as a series of town hall-style conversations with artists and activists from five cities across the country.
Category: Art Theory/Art History