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Urgent Moments: Art & Social Change: the Letting Space Projects 2010-2020

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Urgent Moments: Art & Social Change: the Letting Space Projects 2010-2020

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ISBN: 9781991016461
Title: Urgent Moments: Art & Social Change: the Letting Space Projects 2010-2020
Author: AMERY MARK, CLAUSNER AMBER & JERRAM SOPHIE

The story of a remarkable art activation. After first occupying vacant spaces in post-stock-market-crash Auckland in themid-1990s, public art curators Letting Space re-emerged in the wake of the 2008global financial crisis. Confronted by the thin net of social welfare, the waste ofthe capitalist system and the climate emergency, it brokered spaces for artists tothink and act radically, outside gallery walls.This book chronicles the projects those artists drove. From a grocery store whereeverything was free to an ATM for depositing moods and a citizens' water-testinglab, they added to the civic dialogue at a time when public space and media wereincreasingly commodified and under surveillance.Written by leading New Zealand writers and thinkers, including Pip Adam andChris Kraus, Urgent Moments demonstrates the vital role artists can play in thepressing discussions of our times.

Format: Paperback
Price: $65.00

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Weight 1029 g
Dimensions 260 × 200 × 25 mm