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The Art of Protest

Political Art and Activism

The Power and Purpose of Political Art.

Available on November 16

In an era of sensationalized news, artists around the world are observing politics and raising awareness on issues like authoritarian regimes, sustainability, climate change, diversity, and immigration.

Art’s ability to communicate, question, and influence opinions have made it a vital tool in activism. We are living in tumultuous times where democracies are challenged from all sides and there is a growing divide between left and right. Diverse topics are subjects that contemporary artists are covering to generate controversy, shine a light on government issues, and create empathy.

The Art of Protest explores the connection between art, politics, and activism today. Understand how over the past decade, artists have been engaging with political and social issues of all kinds and often raising alarms that are missed by politicians.



Editors: gestalten, Alain Bieber & Francesca Gavin
Release date: November 2021
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 336 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-011-1

Alain Bieber is the artistic director of the cultural institution NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. For the past two decades he has been organizing exhibitions with contemporary artists, especially in the fields of art and activism.

Francesca Gavin is contributing editor at Kaleidoscope, Twin, Good Trouble, Beauty Papers, and Financial Times, How to Spend It magazine. She cocurated “Manifesta11” and has curated exhibitions at Somerset House and Palais de Tokyo. She was co-editor of gestalten’s The Age of Collage 3, published in 2020.

This book has been printed in Germany.
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

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  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

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    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

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Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

In an era of sensationalized news, artists around the world are observing politics and raising awareness on issues like authoritarian regimes, sustainability, climate change, diversity, and immigration.

Art’s ability to communicate, question, and influence opinions have made it a vital tool in activism. We are living in tumultuous times where democracies are challenged from all sides and there is a growing divide between left and right. Diverse topics are subjects that contemporary artists are covering to generate controversy, shine a light on government issues, and create empathy.

The Art of Protest explores the connection between art, politics, and activism today. Understand how over the past decade, artists have been engaging with political and social issues of all kinds and often raising alarms that are missed by politicians.



Art English Visual Culture

Editors gestalten, Alain Bieber & Francesca Gavin
Release date: November 2021
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 336 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-011-1

Alain Bieber is the artistic director of the cultural institution NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. For the past two decades he has been organizing exhibitions with contemporary artists, especially in the fields of art and activism.

Francesca Gavin is contributing editor at Kaleidoscope, Twin, Good Trouble, Beauty Papers, and Financial Times, How to Spend It magazine. She cocurated “Manifesta11” and has curated exhibitions at Somerset House and Palais de Tokyo. She was co-editor of gestalten’s The Age of Collage 3, published in 2020.

This book has been printed in Germany.
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping to Germany, the USA and the UK
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • European Union, UK & USA : € 0,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, the UK, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

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