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Author Speretta, Tommaso, author.

Title Rebels rebel : AIDS, art, and activism New York, 1979-1989 / Tomasso Speretta.

Publication Info. Ghent : Mer. Paper Kunsthalle, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  701.03 SPE    AVAILABLE
Description 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm + 1 folded sheet (48 x 41 cm, 21 x 12 cm)
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
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Note "A chronology of ACT UP's protests from 1987 to 1989" (1 folded sheet) laid in.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-262).
Contents Introductrion: Art in the midst of the AIDS crisis -- Public art: Between activism and propaganda -- Group material: The legacy of a collective venture -- Act up: Personal identity and public action -- Act up through the storm: A visual essay / by Ellen Neipris and Tom McKitterick -- The social body electric / by Loring McAlpin -- Good luck ... Miss you / by Gran Fury.
Summary This book tracks a movement that has as yet not been historicized in Europe on the subject of AIDS activism by various artistic collectives in New York in the 1980s. The approach is historic, yet activist-based, and combines a look at graphic design, with social, political, art historical, and curatorial reflections. 'Rebel Rebels' analyzes some of the activist art experiences born in New York between 1979 and 1989 (this is where the subtitle 'Art and Activism. New York 1979-1989' comes from), when in response to a conservative political and cultural climate artists began to work in groups and to realize projects concretely addressed to the problems of society. The book is conceived as a tribute to all those activist art collectives born in New York City at the beginning of the 80's (such as ACT UP, Gran Fury, Group Material), united by a common refusal of traditional aesthetic criteria, the synthesis of artistic strategies and commercial advertising for political propagandistic ends, and by a willingness to take direct action to end the AIDS crisis.
Subject ACT UP (Organization)
AIDS (Disease) and the arts -- New York (State) -- New York.
Art -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
Art, American -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Added Author Neipris, Ellen, contributor.
McKitterick, Tom, contributor.
McAlpin, Loring, 1960- contributor.
Gran Fury (Artists' collective), contributor.
Added Title AIDS, art and activism in New York, 1979-1989
ISBN 9789490693237 (paperback)
9490693235 (paperback)

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