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The Resource Art against the law, edited by Rebecca Zorach

Art against the law, edited by Rebecca Zorach

Label
Art against the law
Title
Art against the law
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rebecca Zorach
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Art Against the Law launches the new Chicago Social Practice History series, edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller in the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). In 1968, Chicago made headlines for the ferocity of its police response to protesters at the Democratic National Convention, prompting outrage in the art world. Some artists pulled their shows from the city and called for a boycott until the mayor left office. But others responded artistically, creating new works and even full exhibitions in reaction to the political and social issues raised by the summer's events. Despite the city's sometimes notorious political and social history, art practices that challenge authority have thrived in Chicago. Art Against the Law examines the creative tactics of the city's activist artists and their ways of addressing the broad definitions of the law - from responses to excessive policing to inequities in public policy. These include creative forms of protest, rebellion against the law through illegal art practices, and using the political system itself as an art medium to alter existing laws. The essays and conversations in this volume also address the boundaries between art and creative activism and question whether lines should be drawn at all. Through these texts and interviews, Art Against the Law proves that creative imagination can be formidable in challenging the status quo
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1969-
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Zorach, Rebecca
Series statement
Chicago social practice history series
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  • Law and art
  • Art and social action
  • Art and social action
  • Law and art
  • United States
Label
Art against the law, edited by Rebecca Zorach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780982879832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880964986
Label
Art against the law, edited by Rebecca Zorach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780982879832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880964986

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