Forces of Art: Perspectives From a Changing World

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Paperback, 6 x 9.5 in. / 456 pgs / 40 color / 100 bw.

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Edited with text by Carin Kuoni, Jordi Baltà Portolés, Nora N. Khan, Serubiri Moses. Preface by Kitty Zijlmans.

How art can empower and enhance community, with case studies from Central Asia, Latin America, Africa and beyond

Showing how artists, artworks and cultural organizations affect people and their social environments, Forces of Art is a dense, polyvocal compendium of current thinking about the impact of art on civil society. It features a large number of essays and case studies located all over the world, from Central Asia to Meso and Latin America, from Africa to Central Europe, from South and South-East Asia to the Middle East.

Contributors include: Mariam Aboughazi, Kobina Ankomah-Graham, Ilka Eickhof, Fernando Escobar Neira, Fatin Farhat, Maya Indira Ganesh, Rocca Holly-Nambi, Miranda Jeanne Marie Iossifidis, Nuraini Juliastuti, Višnja Kisic, Diana T. Kudaibergenova, Kabelo Malatsie, Jenny Mbaye, Zayd Minty, Nadia Moreno Moya, Judith Naeff, Laura Nkula-Wenz, Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, Arnout van Ree, Naomi Roux, Vaughn Sadie, Anna Selmeczi, Nishant Shah, Rike Sitas, Lenneke Sipkes, Cristiana Strava, Goran Tomka, Kasper Tromp, Minna Valjakka, Paulina E. Varas and Mark R. Westmoreland.