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COUNTER-MEMORIAL AESTHETICS: REFUGEE HISTORIES AND THE POLITICS OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Veronica Tello. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2016. Radical Aesthetics-Radical Art. 270 pp. with 63 ills. 22 x 14 cm. ISBN 9781474252744 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 171602. Publisher's description: Restrictive border protection policies directed toward managing the flow of refugees coming into neoliberal democracies (and out of failing nation-states) are a defining feature of contemporary politics. In this book, Veronica Tello analyses how contemporary artists-such as Tania Bruguera, Isaac Julien, Rosemary Laing, Dinh Q. Lé, Dierk Schmidt, Hito Steyerl, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green-negotiate their diverse subject positions while addressing and taking part in the production of images associated with refugee experiences and histories. Tello argues that their practices, which manifest across a range of contexts including Cuba, the United States, Australia and Europe, represent an emergent, global paradigm of contemporary art, 'counter-memorial aesthetics'. Counter-Memorial Aesthetics, Tello argues, is characterized by its conjunction of heterogeneous signifiers and voices of many times and places, generating an experimental, non-teleological approach to the construction of contemporary history, which also takes into account the complex, disorienting spatial affects of globalization.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 171601
Hardcover $114.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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