Book Chapter

SMALL 'P' POLITICS AND MINOR GESTURES political artists, politics and aesthetics in contemporary art

Maria Miranda, Norie Neumark

ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO MEDIA AND ACTIVISM | ROUTLEDGE | Published : 2018

Abstract

This chapter addresses small 'p' politics from a big picture point of view by drawing on exemplary local works by individual and collective artists across a range of practices. It refers to small 'p' political artists as political artists in order to evoke the specificity of their practices as distinguished from activist political art. As artists' minor gestures bring politics to life, they stir up the ground in ways that activate and make possible larger political shifts. Brook Andrew is a Wiradjuri/Celtic artist whose work interrogates the colonial relationship between Wiradjuri and non-Wiradjuri global experiences. The Avoca Project centres on the house as an active participant in the new..

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