Why Are We 'Artists'? : 100 World Art Manifestos

Author(s): Jessica Lack

Art

'Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right'. This extraordinary collection of 100 artists' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together activists, post-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices. From the Negritude movement in Africa and Martinique to Brazil's Mud/Meat Sewer Manifesto, from Iraqi modernism to Australia's Cyberfeminist Manifesto, they are by turns personal, political, utopian, angry, sublime and revolutionary. Some have not been published in English before; some were written in climates of censorship and brutality; some contain visions of a future still on the horizon. What unites them is the belief that art can change the world.


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Jessica Lack began her career at Tate: The Art Magazine before becoming preview arts writer at the Guardian and i-D Magazine. She scripted the short film season Unlock Art and has written for all the major art magazine publications. She co-authored the best-selling Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms.

General Fields

  • : 9780241236314
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : March 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2017
  • : books

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  • : Jessica Lack
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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