KUNST UND REVOLUTION / ART AND REVOLUTION
In this study, author Gerald Raunig presents prolific
material for the analysis of the diverse relations of
exchange between art and activism based on a poststructuralist
revolution theory. Gustave Courbet's engagement in the
Paris Commune, German activism of the 1910s, post-revolutionary
Soviet art around Eisenstein and Tretjakov, the Situationist
Internationale in Paris in May '68, the confrontation
of Viennese Actionism and the students movement in the
action "art and revolution", and finally the
genealogy of the PublixTheatreCaravan from an anarchist
theatre collective of the 90s to a transversal interlinking
of anti-globalisation and the European noborder network:
These exemplary investigations open up an alternative
art history of the "long" 20th century.
The German version, KUNST UND REVOLUTION. Künstlerischer
Aktivismus im langen 20. Jahrhundert has been published
as volume 4 of the bookseries republicart.
The English version ART AND REVOLUTION. Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century has been published by Semiotext(e).
Semiotext(e) / MIT Press