Marius Babias.
Kunst in der Arena der Politik.
Subjektproduktion, Kunstpraxis, Transkulturalität

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144 pages, color illustrations, soft cover, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2008, ISBN 978-3-86560-439-2
In German language only


The current relation between art and society is characterized by a basic contradiction: capitalist society, becoming ever more brutal in the course of globalization, adorns itself with critical works of art and appropriates artistic creativity as a continuous engine of capitalist development. Using selected counterexamples of art and cultural politics, Marius Babias explores how far art, through the mobilization of critical content, can contribute to strengthening the notion of publicity as a forum for negotiating social conflicts and political participation.