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Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority

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Protestors, rows of riot cops, tear gas lobbed into crowds—these are the images that easily flood into the mind when one thinks about a gathering to protest the IMF, the WTO, a meeting of the G8, or the war on Iraq. The movement against corporate globalization has brought anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront of world consciousness, but what do we know—and what have we seen, really—of the cultural and aesthetic sides of these and other rebellions against the status quo? To date, precious little has been written by anarchists and anti-authoritarians about the role of art and culture in society, and in revolutionary movements like these.

Realizing the Impossible is an inclusive and sprawling collection of art and writings that addresses this gap in our understanding of revolutionary movements. Do-it--yourself printmaking, Zapatista video, street art in Argentina’s popular uprisings, radical puppetry, the monuments to Haymarket martyrs, turn-of-the-century Australian Industrial Workers of the World printmakers, illustrator Clifford Harper, and wobbly poet Carlos Cortez are just a few themes in this collection that bridges time and geographical and cultural boundaries.

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A long-overdue look at the collision of art, radical politics, and culture.

Synopsis:

Cultural Writing. Art. Political Science. To date, precious little has been written by anarchists and anti-authoritarians about the role of art and culture in society, and in revolutionary movements in. REALIZING THE IMPOSSIBLE is an inclusive and sprawling collection of art and writings that addresses this gap in our understanding of revolutionary movements. Do-it-yourself printmaking, Zapatista video, street art in Argentina's popular uprisings, radical puppetry, the monuments to Haymarket martyrs, turn-of-the-century Australian Industrial Workers of the World printmakers, illustrator Clifford Harper, and wobbly poet Carlos Cortez are just a few themes in this collection that bridges time and geographical and cultural boundaries.

Synopsis:

Protestors, rows of riot cops, tear gas lobbed into crowds-these are the images that easily flood into the mind when one thinks about a gathering to protest the IMF, the WTO, a meeting of the G8, or the war on Iraq. The movement against corporate globalization has brought anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront of world consciousness, but what do we know-and what have we seen, really-of the cultural and aesthetic sides of these and other rebellions against the status quo? To date, precious little has been written by anarchists and anti-authoritarians about the role of art and culture in society, and in revolutionary movements like these.

Realizing the Impossible is an inclusive and sprawling collection of art and writings that addresses this gap in our understanding of revolutionary movements. Do-it--yourself printmaking, Zapatista video, street art in Argentina's popular uprisings, radical puppetry, the monuments to Haymarket martyrs, turn-of-the-century Australian Industrial Workers of the World printmakers, illustrator Clifford Harper, and wobbly poet Carlos Cortez are just a few themes in this collection that bridges time and geographical and cultural boundaries.

About the Author

Josh MacPhee is an artist, curator, and activist. His work often revolves around themes of radical politics, privitazation, and public space. Josh organizes the Celebrate People's History Poster Series and runs a political art distribution website. He is also the author of Stencil Pirates: A Global Survey of Street Stenciling, published in July 2004. Erik Reuland is a Minneapolis-based print-maker and puppeteer. He explores the intersections of art, radical politics and everyday life in his zine, Trouble in Mind. In collaboration with incarcerated illustrators, Erik creates political storytelling posters for the Prison Poster Project.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904859321
Author:
Macphee, Josh
Publisher:
AK Press
Editor:
Reuland, Erik
Editor:
MacPhee, Josh
Author:
MacPhee, Josh
Author:
Reuland, Erik
Subject:
General
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Education-Multicultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 Color and BandW illustrations
Pages:
225
Dimensions:
8.00 x 8.00 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
A long-overdue look at the collision of art, radical politics, and culture.
"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. Art. Political Science. To date, precious little has been written by anarchists and anti-authoritarians about the role of art and culture in society, and in revolutionary movements in. REALIZING THE IMPOSSIBLE is an inclusive and sprawling collection of art and writings that addresses this gap in our understanding of revolutionary movements. Do-it-yourself printmaking, Zapatista video, street art in Argentina's popular uprisings, radical puppetry, the monuments to Haymarket martyrs, turn-of-the-century Australian Industrial Workers of the World printmakers, illustrator Clifford Harper, and wobbly poet Carlos Cortez are just a few themes in this collection that bridges time and geographical and cultural boundaries.
"Synopsis" by , Protestors, rows of riot cops, tear gas lobbed into crowds-these are the images that easily flood into the mind when one thinks about a gathering to protest the IMF, the WTO, a meeting of the G8, or the war on Iraq. The movement against corporate globalization has brought anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront of world consciousness, but what do we know-and what have we seen, really-of the cultural and aesthetic sides of these and other rebellions against the status quo? To date, precious little has been written by anarchists and anti-authoritarians about the role of art and culture in society, and in revolutionary movements like these.

Realizing the Impossible is an inclusive and sprawling collection of art and writings that addresses this gap in our understanding of revolutionary movements. Do-it--yourself printmaking, Zapatista video, street art in Argentina's popular uprisings, radical puppetry, the monuments to Haymarket martyrs, turn-of-the-century Australian Industrial Workers of the World printmakers, illustrator Clifford Harper, and wobbly poet Carlos Cortez are just a few themes in this collection that bridges time and geographical and cultural boundaries.

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