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STRIKE ART: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE POST-OCCUPY CONDITION. Yates McKee. Verso, New Left Books, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Penguin Random House LLC, New York. 304 pp. with 85 ills. 22 x 15 cm. LC 2015-45233 ISBN 9781784781880 In English.
Paperbound reprint available Spring 2017 at $19.95 (ISBN 9781784786816). Publisher's description: Activist art experienced a new beginning in the Seattle anti-globalization protests of 1999, reaching a zenith over a decade later with Occupy Wall Street, a movement initiated in part by artist-activists, and structured around creative direct actions and iconic imagery for the social media age. In parts of the mainstream art world, radical ideas were gaining traction over the same period, but remained confined within its institutional apparatus.˙Art critic Yates McKee recounts these parallel histories and their collisions, highlighting the limitations and complicities of the art world, and reviving the notion of art as an emancipatory practice woven into political struggle, whether around issues of debt, climate justice or police violence.˙Strike Art's claim is that Occupy fundamentally changed the horizon of contemporary art, whether or not the art world knows it yet.
Indexing: Western — United States, California and Hawaii — Post-2000 — Several Media
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 168980
Hardcover $26.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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