Seeing Power

Hardcover $23.95

Aug 18, 2015 | 176 Pages

Ebook $23.95

Aug 18, 2015

  • Hardcover $23.95

    Aug 18, 2015 | 176 Pages

  • Ebook $23.95

    Aug 18, 2015

Praise

Praise for Seeing Power

“Like an updated version of John Berger’s groundbreaking Ways of Seeing, Nato Thompson’s Seeing Power delivers a smart, accessible introduction to the prevailing artistic predicaments of our time. Written by one of our leading public intellectuals, it covers a wide range of key issues from the cultural politics of Occupy Wall Street; to the use and abuse of accumulated social capital; to the perennial antagonism between sophisticated cultural ambiguity and didactic, artistic impact. Seeing Power is a twenty-first-century user’s manual for the social responsible artist, critic, and curator.”
—Gregory Sholette, author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture

Praise for Experimental Geography


“Living in cities, we need a new way to think about how we move and what we notice . . . This strange, exciting book offers just that—a new way to notice public space. It is the brainchild of Nato Thompson: the results of his fascinations with urban planning post-Katrina, abandoned or unnoticed urban landscapes and public art.”
—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

“What could be more delightful—and unsettling—than turning loose a group of contemporary surrealists, disguised as vagabonds and artists, in the ripe fields of the hyperreal? Experimental Geography isn’t about space; it is about terminal strangeness.”
—Mike Davis, author of Ecology of Fear and City of Quartz

“Another step in the ongoing quest for social energies not yet recognized as art . . . exploring the politics and infrastructures that can either change or stall the world.”
—Lucy Lippard, author of The Lure of the Local

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