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Art Against the Law (Chicago Social Practice History Series)

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Chicago is a vibrant city noted for its beauty, innovation, art, and more shamefully for its political abuse and social inequities. This issue, part of the Chicago Social Practice History Series, looks at how activist artists can voice a resistance to prevailing injustices and attempt to change established biases. In a series of twenty-one essays and interviews by different contributors, an eclectic collection of topics reflecting the concerns of the writers illuminate this issue. Topics range from promoting art in prisons, displaying a political voice through murals, monuments to commemorate an aspect of history. History of Black persecution within the city and in prisons is angrily reported, while the attempts to use art, words, and actions to modulate the inner psyche of a city infected with corruption and discrimination is described. This collection will appeal to sociologists, residents of similar jaded communities, and to the native residents who will recognize the voices expressed in the contents. Unfortunately, the diverse styles and topics of the contributors unglue the coherence of the subject.

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Author:
Rebecca Zorach, editor
Star Count:
3/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
200 pages
Publisher:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Publish Date:
2014-Dec-15
ISBN:
9780982879832
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Issue:
April 2015
Category:
Art, Architecture & Photography
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ISBN

9780982879832

Star Count

3

Book Author

Rebecca Zorach, editor

ASIN

0982879830

Page Count

200 pages

Format

Trade

Publisher

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Issue

April 2015

Publication Date

2014-Dec-15

“Art Against the Law (Chicago Social Practice History Series)”

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