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  • Published: 31 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241236314
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $30.00

Why Are We 'Artists'?

100 World Art Manifestos




A new anthology of 100 years of artists', film makers' and architects' manifestos from across the globe

'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 political activists, anti-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices. From the NĂ©gritude movement in Europe, Africa and Martinique to Japan's Bikyoto, from Iraqi modernism to Australian cyberfeminism, 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.

  • Published: 31 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241236314
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $30.00

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