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The Resource Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practice in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey

Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practice in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey

Label
Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practice in North Africa and the Middle East
Title
Uncommon grounds
Title remainder
new media and critical practice in North Africa and the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anthony Downey
Contributor
Artist
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More and more contemporary artists are using new media in their work, creating new horizons for cultural experimentation and political activism. In this ground-breaking book, internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and film-makers critically explore the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media across North Africa and the Middle East. Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, these writers consider the prominent role that new and social media has come to play in artistic practices - as well as social movements - in the Arab world today. Analysing alternative forms of creating, broadcasting, publishing, distributing and consuming images, Uncommon Grounds enquires into a global concern: does new media offer a 'democratisation' of and productive engagement with visual culture, or merely capitalise upon the affect of immediacy at the expense of depth and engagement? Featuring critical analyses and original, full-colour artists' inserts, this is the first book to explore, in depth, the degree to which the grassroots popularity of Twitter and Facebook has been co-opted into the mainstream media's characterisation of 'revolution' - and whether artists should be wary of being co-opted, by mass media, institutions and curators alike, into this 'revolutionary' event. In the process, it reveals the ways in which contemporary art practices not only reflect upon but also actively negotiate present-day notions of social activism and political engagement."
Cataloging source
EQO
Dewey number
709.17/492700905$223
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Downey, Anthony
  • Al-Maria, Sophia
  • Haacke, Hans
  • Mroué, Rabih
  • Samaha, Roy
  • Bilal, Wafaa
  • Abu Abdallah, Sarah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, African
  • Art, Middle Eastern
Label
Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practice in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes inserts by artists such as Sophia Al-Maria, Hans Haacke, Rabih Mroué, Roy Samaha, Wafaa Bilal, Sarah Abu Abdallah
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781784530358
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908398953
  • 2101874
  • (OCoLC)908398953
  • (OCoLC)ocn908398953
  • 2101874
Label
Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practice in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes inserts by artists such as Sophia Al-Maria, Hans Haacke, Rabih Mroué, Roy Samaha, Wafaa Bilal, Sarah Abu Abdallah
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781784530358
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908398953
  • 2101874
  • (OCoLC)908398953
  • (OCoLC)ocn908398953
  • 2101874

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