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Concerning War:A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art - 2nd edition

Concerning War: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art presents anthologized texts by artists and writers who analyze the possibilities for critical artistic response to the contemporary world as a site of global war. In a variety of distinct ways and from different positions, contributing authors reflect on the nature and numerous aspects of our contemporary condition marked by ongoing violence and conflicts across the globe, and provide insights into how the world in this state of war, though predominantly addressed from our Western perspective, could be re-imagined differently through contemporary artistic and intellectual practices.
With contributions by Ross Birrell, Boris Buden, Jordan Crandall, Bregje van Eekelen, Boris Groys, Viktor Misiano, Irit Rogoff, Martha Rosler, Sean Snyder and Hito Steyerl.

The second edition of Concerning War contains a new preface reflecting on the four years since the reader's initial publication and the continued urgency of the topics at hand, as well as an extensive index, which allows for the shared engagements and key themes within the reader contributions to become visible on another level.

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Maria Hlavajova, Jill Winder
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Kummer & Herrman
paperback | 256 pp | 11.5 x 16.5 cm