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A Guide to Democracy in America by Yates McKee

This cultural reader, edited by Creative Time curator Nato Thompson, gathers more than 100 artists, thinkers and activists to reflect on the historical roots and current manifestations of democracy in the United States. Taking as a springboard the exhibition Democracy in America: The National Campaign, presented by Creative Time in association with the Park Avenue Armory in September of 2008, this compendium includes writing and artwork by Laurie Anderson, Critical Art Ensemble, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Matt Keegan, Jon Kessler, Mark Tribe and many others; essays by Yates McKee, Doug Ashford of Group Material and curators Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy and Nato Thompson; and interviews with Critical Art Ensemble's Steve Kurtz, Rene Gabri & Ayreen Anastas and Trevor Plagen—as well as a series of town hall-style conversations with artists and activists from five cities across the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928570080
Publisher: Creative Time Books
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Liam Gillick was born in Aylesbury, Great Britain, in 1964 and studied at Hertfordshire College of Art, and Goldsmiths College, London. Often combining text and installation, Gillickis work frequently investigates economics and aesthetics in modern society. A finalist for the Turner Prize in 2002, his work has appeared at Documenta in 1997 and at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2003, as well as in numerous solo shows worldwide. He lives and works in London and New York.

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