Compassion, A Paradox in Art and Society
, is developed in close collaboration with artist Rini Hurkmans, initiator of the conceptual art work the Flag of Compassion. The book aims to show what space an artwork can occupy in the public domain, and in a network of philosophical notions, art theory, societal institutions, collective identity formation and individual experience. Through its hybrid character it wants to form a case study for a new form of art analysis. Simultaneously, it deals with the social effectivity of art and questions how art nowadays can be relevant on a social and political level. | more
Jesse Ahlers, Nick Aikens, Sarah van Binsbergen, Jeroen Boomgaard, Pascal Gielen, Rini Hurkmans, Susan Neiman, Leonhard de Paepe, Kees Schuyt, Judith Westerveld
NEW VALIZ SERIES 'MAKING PUBLIC'
The series 'Making Public' investigates ‘the public’, the civil domain where space, knowledge, values and commodities are shared. What does this notion of ‘public’ mean? How does this domain change under the influence of social, political and technological tendencies? Where are the boundaries of ‘the public’ and how are they determined? What interests are involved in this? What forms of responsibility and solidarity does ‘the public’ invoke? And how do artists and culture critics shape the debate on these issues? | back