Why Are We 'Artists'?

Why Are We 'Artists'? 100 World Art Manifestos - Penguin Modern Classics

Paperback (31 Aug 2017) | English

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Synopsis

'Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right'.

This extraordinary collection of 100 artists' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together activists, post-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices. From the Négritude movement in Africa and Martinique to Brazil's Mud/Meat Sewer Manifesto, from Iraqi modernism to Australia's Cyberfeminist Manifesto, they are by turns personal, political, utopian, angry, sublime and revolutionary. Some have not been published in English before; some were written in climates of censorship and brutality; some contain visions of a future still on the horizon. What unites them is the belief that art can change the world.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241236314
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 55282
Number of pages: xxi, 499
Weight: 358g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 24mm