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ART AND HUMAN RIGHTS: CONTEMPORARY ASIAN CONTEXTS. Caroline Turner and Jen Webb. Manchester University Press, 2016. Rethinking Art's Histories. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 228 pp. with 68 ills. (14 col.). 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9780719099571 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 169710. Publisher's description: This book, written at the start of the 'Asian century', addresses a topic of enduring interest for artists, art historians and scholars of international relations: what is the role of art in society; what is the relationship between art and society? Focusing specifically on contemporary Asian art through the lens of human rights discourse and practice, it contributes knowledge about a specific moment in art history: when Asian art burst onto the world scene, in the late twentieth century. It is a case-study approach, using key artists as exemplars of approaches and practices that mark the art community more generally. Artists selected for focus include those with a history of significant political activism, those whose work consistently reflects on or gives witness to human rights abuses and those who explore ethical relationships with others and with the natural environment.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 169711
Paperbound $30.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.

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