Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines

Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines

by William Cleveland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0976605465

ISBN-13: 9780976605461

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: New Village Press

Artists in communities in crises the world over are working to resolve conflict, promote peace, and rebuild civil society. Here are six remarkable stories of artists in Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, the United States (Watts, Los Angeles), aboriginal Australia, and Serbia, who heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and

Overview

Artists in communities in crises the world over are working to resolve conflict, promote peace, and rebuild civil society. Here are six remarkable stories of artists in Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, the United States (Watts, Los Angeles), aboriginal Australia, and Serbia, who heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and re-stitch the cultural fabric of their communities.

Author Bill Cleveland is an activist, teacher, facilitator, lecturer, and director of the Center for the Study of Art & Community. He is the author of Art in Other Places, which explores the emerging community arts movement in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976605461
Publisher:
New Village Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Foreword   Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD     xi
Introduction: "The frontlines are everywhere"     1
The Community Wedding: Northern Ireland
Early Days     13
Devising     22
A Community Wedding     32
Resurrection Dance: Cambodia
Killing Culture     49
Reclaiming History     61
Tilling the Fields     71
The Art of Human Rights: South Africa
Walter Kefue Chakela     87
Artist for Human Rights     118
Prayers, Paper, Fire     127
Art for Humanity     152
The Watts Prophets: USA
Poets     171
Prophets     184
Griots     194
Tests of Will and War: Australia
X-Ray Blindness     213
Half-a-Life     223
Maralinga     239
Ngapartji Ngapartji     253
Dancing in the Dark: Serbia
Angels in the Square     277
Darker Still     288
Bombs and Salt     305
Notes     321
Index     327
About the Author     333

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