Dialogical Interventions – Art in the Social Realm (2019)

Series: Edition Angewandte
Edited by: Martin Krenn
Language: English
Format: 24.0 x 17.0 cm
Pages Arabic: 168
Illustrations BW: 53
Publisher: De Gruyter
Year: 2019

How can art change society? What aesthetic quality does dialog bring to art? What is the role of autonomy in dialogical art? Dialogical Interventions investigates how dialogical art moves between the poles of social engagement, aesthetic autonomy and social change. Essays by international authors and interviews with socially and politically engaged artists and collectives focus on the relevance of dialogical and interventionist practices and their role in mediating new forms of knowledge and experience through art, thus opening up new prospects for this exciting arena of activity. Between the individual texts, artist insertions document social artistic practices on a visual level.

Essays by: Mary Jane Jacob, Boris Groys, Suzana Milevska, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Martin Krenn

Interviews with: Gerald Bast, Aisling O’Beirn, Gluklya, Renate Höllwart, Elke Smodics (trafo.K), Florian Malzacher, Alastair McLennan, Christina Varvia (Forensic Architecture), Selda Asal

Projects/Interviews by: Liliane-Sarah Kölbl, Cornelia Kolmann, Nora Licka, Nina Kugler, Lea Jank, Ariana Joya Mc Manus, Shobha Untersteiner, Tanja Happel, Rosie Benn, Marius Fischer, Johanna Folkmann, Eve Sherl

  • Current theory on dialogical art
  • Introductory contributions by renowned art theorists, interviews on current key projects of socially committed art in the international field, and artist insertions on dialogical art projects