The publications of the ZKM are among one of my favorite catalogs (furthermore I’m a big fan of Peter Weibel). The extensive catalogue with more than 700 pages and numerous illustrations is being published on the occasion (which took place in 2013/14) of the exhibition „Global activism. Art and Conflict appeared in the 21st Century“ at the ZKM.
For some years now, the world has witnessed the rise of a new activism by critical citizens all over the globe in which political protest often takes the form of spontaneous, noninstitutional, mass action. These mass protests, frequently empowered by networked communication, can succeed in interrupting established systems of power – at least for a short moment in history.
The increasing use of artistic expressions by these movements culminates in a kind of “performative democracy” or “artivism” – the combination of activism and art – which is perhaps the twenty-first century’s first new art form. Contributions by leading thinkers, activists, and artists address the many facets of this new social phenomenon and are framed by images of art objects, actions, and documents. (ZKM)
Can Altay, Sruti Bala and Veronika Zangl, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Olaf Bertram-Nothnagel, Ángela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarriá, Robin Celikates, Régis Debray, Korhan Gümüş, Idis Hartmann, Dietrich Heissenbüttel, Stéphane Hessel, Bruno Latour, Sarah Lewison and Dan S. Wang, Sarah Maske, Ugo Mattei, Graham Meikle, André Mesquita, Marcus Michaelsen, Walter D. Mignolo, MTL, Antonio Negri, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Vassilis Tsianos, and Margarita Tsomou, Rita Raley, Arman and Arash T. Riahi, Martha Rosler, Peter Sloterdijk, Karl-Peter Sommermann, Guido Strack, Jackie Sumell, Zixue Tai, Tatiana Volkova, Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud, Peter Weibel, Ahmad Zatari, Bo Zheng, M. Ragıp Zık, Slavoj Žižek
Peter Weibel (Hg.) | Global activism. Art and Conflict in the 21st Century, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe 2015
- ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art Karlsruhe (Exhibition: December 14, 2013 – March 30, 2014)
- Editor: Peter Weibel
- Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2015
- Text: English
- Softcover | 736 p., numerous illus.,
- ISBN: 978-0-262-52689-0, available at the ZKM Shop, 45€