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Democracy : a project

Author: Brian Wallis; Group Material (Firm : New York, N.Y.); Dia Art Foundation.
Publisher: Seattle : Bay Press, 1990.
Series: Discussions in contemporary culture, no. 5.; Discussions in contemporary culture., Art/cultural politics.
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Based on a series of events over the course of more than two years (1987-89) including private sessions, private round table discussions, a series of four exhibitions, and open public 'town meetings', held at the Dia Art Foundation in New York City.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Democracy.
Seattle : Bay Press, 1990
(OCoLC)653443813
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Wallis; Group Material (Firm : New York, N.Y.); Dia Art Foundation.
ISBN: 0941920178 9780941920179 9781565844995 1565844998
OCLC Number: 22504025
Credits: At head of cover : Dia Art Foundation.
Description: xix, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface : the work of art in the (imagined) age of unalienated exhibition / Yvonne Rainer --
On democracy / Group Material --
Democracy and cultural activism / Brian Wallis --
Social aesthetics / David Deitcher --
Whose canon is it, anyway? / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Letter to Group Material / Catherine Lord --
A conversation with Paulo Freire / Ira Shor --
Elections offer an illusion of participation / Mark P. Petracca --
An interview with Noam Chomsky / Bill Moyers --
Men I have liked / Barbara Ehrenreich --
Blood brothers / Gary Indiana --
Them / Alexander Cockburn --
"When I was a young soldier for the revolution" : coming to voice / bell hooks --
The fear that feminism will free men first / Deirdre English --
Representation, liberation, and the queer press / Polly Thistlethwaite --
Sex panics / Lisa Duggan --
Dinner at eight (seconds) / Erma Bombeck --
Consumption : a partial totality / Stuart Ewen --
Paradox and paralysis : an overview of the American response to AIDS / Tom Stoddard --
Where we are now : homo video ; The window on Broadway by ACT UP / William Olander --
A test of who we are as a people / Vito Russo.
Series Title: Discussions in contemporary culture, no. 5.; Discussions in contemporary culture., Art/cultural politics.
Responsibility: by Group Material ; edited by Brian Wallis.

Abstract:

Based on a series of events over the course of more than two years (1987-89) including private sessions, private round table discussions, a series of four exhibitions, and open public 'town meetings', held at the Dia Art Foundation in New York City.

A Village Voice Best Book of the Year, this collection of essays covers a range of topics, from "Education and Democracy" and "Politics and Election" to "Cultural Participation" and "AIDS and Democracy: A Case Study."With contributions by: Erma Bombeck Noam Chomsky Alexander Cockburn David Deitcher Lisa Duggan Barbara Ehrenreich Deirdre English Stuart Ewen Henry Louis Gates Jr. Group Material bell hooks Gary Indiana Catherine Lord Bill Moyers William Olander Mark P. Petracca Yvonne Rainer Vito Russo Ira Shor Tom Stoddard Polly Thistlethwaite Brian WallisDiscussions in Contemporary Culture is an award-winning series co-published with the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. These volumes offer rich and timely discourses on a broad range of cultural issues and critical theory. The collection covers topics from urban planning to popular culture and literature, and continually attracts a wide and dedicated readership.

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