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Art & Agenda
Political Art and Activism

Published by Gestalten
Editors: R. Klanten, M. HŸbner, A. Bieber, P. Alonzo, G. Jansen
Release Date: April 2011
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 288 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-342-0

Catalog Price: Euro: 44.00
To order:
https://shop.gestalten.com

This book explores the current interrelationship between art, activism, and politics. It presents new visual concepts and commentaries that are being used to represent and communicate emotionally charged topics, thereby bringing them onto local political and social agendas in a way far more powerful than words alone. It looks at how art is not only reflecting and setting agendas, but also how it is influencing political reaction. Consequently, Art & Agenda is not only a perceptive documentation of current urban interventions, installations, performances, sculptures, and paintings by more than 100 young and established artists, but also points to future forms of political discourse.

In addition to presenting the diverse work of more than 100 artists, the book features comprehensive and insightful texts by curators Pedro Alonzo, Alain Bieber, and Silke Krohn as well as by Gregor Jansen, the director of the Kunsthalle DŸsseldorf.

Contributors include established artists such as Ai Weiwei, Elmgreen & Dragset, Fernando Bryce, Gregor Schneider, Hank Willis Thomas, Jennifer Karady, Jota Castro, Marina Abramovic, Maurizio Cattelan, Milica Tomic, Paul McCarthy, Santiago Sierra, William Kentridge, and Zhang Huan as well as newer talent such as Aram Bartholl, Brad Downey, JR, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Voina Group, YesMen, and Ztohoven.


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Alina and Jeff Bliumis
Cultural Tips For New Americans

Artist Book, 2011

Paperback: 20 pages, 16 illustrations
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9797248-1-7
Dimensions: 8 x 6 inches
Price: $15

This book is a part of CULTURAL TIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS, a public art project, lower Manhattan, 2011. Produced by No Longer Empty for the About Face exhibition, a part of The Festival of Ideas for the New City, organized by the New Museum.

To order, please email to:
alina_bliumis@yahoo.com

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Shape Of Things To Come: New Sculpture
The Saatchi Gallery

Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2008
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-224-08763-6

This huge book - the largest on contemporary sculpture yet to appear - is itself an object, creating, as its title suggests, an artistic vision of the future. 'Nearly 700 pages of photographs provide an incredible overview of the current scene' HARPER'S BAZAAR

To order:
Saatchi gallery online store

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Alina and Jeff Bliumis
Dam Lines

Itinerant Borders by Elizabeth M. Grady

Published by Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York 2008

Paperback: 56 pages, 23 illustrations
Language: English
Dimensions: 7 x 7 inches
Price: $15

To order, please email to:
info@andreameislin.com

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Alina and Jeff Bliumis
Receiving the Stranger

"Often to be a foreigner means that one doesn't understand very much, yet there is also a naivety and a kind of freshness inherent in this strangeness. When approached openly, this lack of understanding can foster an eagerness to communicate. In the work of Jeff and Alina Bliumis, this desire to share goes well beyond a simple hunger for acceptance. As visitors in new lands, they propose gestures that people intimately associated within a given culture would never consider. In this way, they have found a way to exploit "foreignness" as a generative and constructive principle."

Introduction / Receiving the Stranger
by Adam Kleinman

Contributors: Adam Kleinman, Aniko Erdosi, Nicola Lees and Georgina Jackson, Roberto Pinto, Gerald Janecek, Sylvia Grace Borda and Elisa Tjin, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Vitaly Patsyukov, and Yulia Tikhonova.

Published by CheckOffArtPress, New York 2007

Paperback: 112 pages, 61 illustrations
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9797248-0-0
Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches
Price: $25

To order, please email to:
checkoffartpress@gmail.com