Concerning War: A Critical Reader presents new and anthologized texts by artists and writers who analyze the possibilities for critical artistic responses to the contemporary world as a site of global war.
With contributions by Ross Birrell (artist and writer, Glasgow); Boris Buden (writer, cultural critic, and translator, Berlin); Jordan Crandall (media artist and theorist, San Diego and Los Angeles); Bregje van Eekelen (cultural theorist, Amsterdam); Boris Groys (art historian and philosopher, New York); Viktor Misiano (art critic and curator, Moscow and Ceglie Messapica); Irit Rogoff (theorist and curator, London); Martha Rosler (artist and writer, New York); Sean Snyder (artist, Kiev and Tokyo); and Hito Steyerl (artist and writer, Berlin)
Table of contents
Maria Hlavajova and Jill Winder
The Gift of Terror: Suicide-Bombing as Potlatch
Let’s Do nothing: On the Limits of Public Activism
Words, War and Imagination: On the Political Trajectories of Everyday Vocabulary
Bregje van Eekelen
The Fate of Art in the Age of Terror
The War in Chechnya Did Not Take Place
Deconstructing the Allegories
A Discussion Between Martha Rosler and Maria Hlavajova
Some Byproducts: Thoughts on the Visual Rhetoric of PSYOP
The Violence of Images: Documentarism and Documentality
Edited by Maria Hlavajova and Jill Winder.
Published by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst.
Designer: Kummer & Herrman, Utrecht.
ISBN (BAK): 90-77288-08-02
ISBN (Revolver): 3-86588-296-X