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Making Another World Possible
10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects





ISBN 9781138603547
Published October 31, 2019 by Routledge
414 Pages - 205 Color Illustrations

 
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Making Another World Possible offers a broad look at an array of socially engaged cultural practices that have become increasingly visible in the past decade, across diverse fields such as visual art, performance, theater, activism, architecture, urban planning, pedagogy, and ecology.

Part I of the book introduces the reader to the field of socially engaged art and cultural practice, spanning the past ten years of dynamism and development. Part II presents a visually striking summary of key events from 1945 to the present, offering an expansive view of socially engaged art throughout history, and Part III offers an overview of the current state of the field, elucidating some of the key issues facing practitioners and communities. Finally, Part IV identifies ten global issues and, in turn, documents 100 key artistic projects from around the world to illustrate the various critical, aesthetic and political modes in which artists, cultural workers, and communities are responding to these issues from their specific local contexts. This is a much needed and timely archive that broadens and deepens the conversation on socially engaged art and culture. It includes commissioned essays from noted critics, practitioners, and theorists in the field, as well as key examples that allow insights into methodologies, contextualize the conditions of sites, and broaden the range of what constitutes an engaged culture.

Of interest to a wide range of readers, from practitioners and scholars of performance to curators and historians, Making Another World Possible offers both breadth and depth, spanning history and individual works, to offer a unique insight into the field of socially engaged art.

Table of Contents

Biographies

List of contributors

Acknowledgments

 

PART I A precarious assembly: ten years of art and activism

Nato Thompson

PART II On arts, politics, and engagement: a selected timeline 1945 to present

Chto Delat? with an introduction by Corina L. Apostol and Nato Thompson

 

PART III Major issues in the field of socially engaged art

 

Commoning art in Europe – on the play between art and politics

Hanka Otte and Pascal Gielen

 

Between art and culture: performing First Nations sovereignty

Wanda Nanibush

 

Trust or the works were limited

Ala Younis

 

Making Latin America tremble: feminist imagination against the pedagogy of cruelty

Miguel A. Lopez

 

"When I speak, I speak as a collective": black collectives and activism in contemporary South African art

Athi Mongezeleli Joja

 

Becoming: in search of the social artists, locating their environments, reorienting the planet

Grace Samboh

 

On socially engaged art in Thailand: a conversation

Gridthiya Gaweewong, Thanom Chapakdee, and Thasnai Sethaseree

 

Magically, new highways, stadiums, and police stations emerge

What, How and for Whom/WHW

 

PART IV Dialogue: 10 global issues, 100 art projects

 

Section 1. State of siege

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

State of siege

Justine Ludwig

 

Projects

TanzLaboratorium

Regina Jose Galindo

Khaled Hourani

Amar Kanwar

Conflict Kitchen

Agung Kurniawan

Mujeres Publicas 1

Pussy Riot

Jonas Staal

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

 

Section 2. Surveillance

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

Demilitarizing the algorithm

Mari Batashevski

 

Projects

Zach Blas

James Bridle
Metahaven

Trevor Paglen

Laura Poitras

Hito Steyerl

Hasan Elahi

Jill Magid

Paolo Cirio

Xu Bing

 

Section 3. Confronting inequity

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

Aphrodite

Nuria Guell

 

Projects

Atis Rezistans

Urban Reactor

Alexandra Pirici

Mika Rottenberg

Ibrahim Mahama

The Illuminator

Oda Projesi

Halil Altındere

Yao Jui-chung

Brigada Puerta de Tierra (BPDT)

 

Section 4. The uprising

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

The Low End Theory: when they go high, we go low

Rashida Bumbray

 

Projects

Nabil Al-Raee

Lara Baladi

Molly Crabapple

Etcetera

Victoria Lomasko

Leonidas Martin/Enmedio

Tomaš Rafa

Oliver Ressler

Daniel Tucker

Joshua Wong—The Umbrella Movement

 

Section 5. Exodus

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

Exodus

Kinana Issa

 

Projects

Richard Bell

Chen Chieh-Jen

Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT)

The Fire Theory

Postcommodity

Khaled Jarrar

Tings Chak

Tanja Ostojić

Slavs and Tatars

Trampoline House

 

Section 6. Cosmopolitics

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

Cosmopolitical struggles for a pluriversal planet

Maja and Reuben Fowkes

 

Projects

Zuleikha Chaudhari

Cannupa Hanska Luger

Hope Ginsburg

Huhana Smith

Futurefarmers

Lucy + Jorge Orta

Nut Brother

Benvenuto Chavajay

Otobong Nkanga

Pablo DeSoto

 

Section 7. Race matters

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

After the fires, in the clay dust

Syrus Marcus Ware

 

Projects

Melanie Cervantes

Pope.L Otabenga Jones & Associates
Maksaens Denis

Simone Leigh

Rena Radle and Vladan Jeremić

Nastio Mosquito

Marika Schmiedt

Sethembile Msezane

Kara Walker

 

Section 8. Classroom in crisis

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

Classroom in crisis

Jasmina Tumbas

 

Projects

Kunle Adeyemi

Campus in Camps

KUNCI

Ahmet Oğut

Pepon Osorio

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and Yanelys Nunez Leyva

Dan Perjovschi and Lia Perjovschi

Journal Rappe

Marinella Senatore

Stiev Selapak

 

Section 9. Queer and now

 

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

For the We/Dispossession is the I

A.L. Steiner

 

Projects

Fredman Barahona

Giuseppe Campuzano

Cassils

Evan Ifekoya

Yevgeniy Fiks

Krudas Cubensi

Carlos Motta

Bhenji Ra

Sharon Hayes

CUDS

 

Section 10. The device

Project descriptions by Corina L. Apostol, Corinne Butta, and Shimrit Lee

 

Is it working?

Tega Brain

 

Projects

Karolina Sobecka

Molleindustria

Lauren McCarthy

Josh Begley

Li Liao

Rabih Mroue

Mary Maggic

Morehshin Allahyari

Jenny Odell

Joanna Moll

 

PART V Epilogue

Justine Ludwige

 

PART VI Glossary of terms

Corina L. Apostol

 

Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

Corina L. Apostol is the curator of Tallinn Art Hall and previously served as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Creative Time. She is the cofounder of the activist publishing collective ArtLeaks and editor in chief of the ArtLeaks Gazette. Her recent publications include the book Theories and Methodologies of Art History: A Guide (2016), as well as numerous essays for volumes, textbooks, and catalogues.

Nato Thompson is the Sueyun and Gene Locks Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary. He served as the curator of the Creative Time Summit from 2009 to 2017 and has written two books of cultural criticism: Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century (2015) and Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life (2017). He has also edited Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991–2011, Experimental Geography, Ahistoric Occasion, Becoming Animal, and The Interventionists.