Measure: 127 x 210 mm (5' x 8.2')
Weight: 492 g
Number of pages: 355
Publisher: Raster förlag
Publishing year: 2007
Art, Power and Politics. The Kairos Publication Series No 12
(Text in Swedish)
The texts in this volume offers a wider understanding of political art, not just as a defined genre or intention, but on the contrary as something inherent in the representative form and the subjects or objects it stages. Therefore essays on political theory as well as art theory and philosophy have been selected. They discuss the concepts of power and representation in both art and politics, as well as the political dimension of art and the aesthetic dimension of politics. While representation in a political sense often refers to someone representing others (as in a parliament), the representation in art refers to something representing something else. By reflecting these two ideas about representation in each other, we can attain a better understanding of both, and their intimate, often concealed, connection.
The purpose of the Karios publication series is to offer classic texts on art theory in Swedish, written by art historians, philosophers and researchers as well as by artists. These are intertwined with texts that are specially written for the series. Kairos does not give any universal answers independent of the historical context. Instead it wants to present as many theoretical tools as possible to attain a broadened and deepened understanding of the artistic process of cognition, both for those who produce today's art and for those taking part of it. The texts in Kairos are always translated from the languague it was originally published in, in most cases from the original publication.
Authors: John Beverly, Rosalyn Deutsche, Michel Foucault, Brian Holmes, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Marion von Osten, Jaques Rancière, Hito Steyerl
Cover: PaperbackArticle nr: 9187215766