Item description for Art in the Age of Terrorism by Graham Coulter-Smith...
Art in the Age of Terrorism tackles one of the most difficult topics imaginable -- a war that is quintessentially postmodern in its decentred identity, globalized character and confused conflict of cultures. In this publication both artists and academics explore the various ways in which art can help articulate the zone of grey that lies behind the black and white term 'terrorism'. A significant number of the texts deal with the theme of 'the unspeakable', from a number of perspectives.
A plurality of voices is offered in this book, addressing key works by artists from New York, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Lebanon, and Israel.
A number of contributors address the problems facing refugees from terror in the post-9/11 era, exploring the cruel logic by which the contemporary refugee from terror is often perceived as a terrorist and treated accordingly. Other essays address the topic of terrorism more directly and in so doing demonstrate that this 'unspeakable' topic can, and indeed must, be openly discussed.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2006
Publisher Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN 1903470412 ISBN13 9781903470411