Studies the art of protest culture and questions how objects can be politically active.
The book explores the art of protest culture and how objects can be politically active. It will accompany the V&A exhibition 'Disobedient Objects'. This rebellious and groundbreaking exhibition asks how politically active objects can change the world by out-designing authority. It proves political activism to be a vibrant engine for experimental and alternative design. It showcases how artists have produced work within the context of social movements in a self-conscious and formally avant- garde re-imagination of the traditional objects of political protest. The exhibition will focus on the distinct cultural history of activist art and design since 1989 but will historicize work from this period alongside earlier inspirational objects of protest including, for example, a Luddite hammer, the barricades and balloons of the Paris Commune and Gandhi's spinning wheel.
About the Author
Catherine Flood is a curator in the Wordand Image Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, specializing in posters,graphics and ephemeral print. She has previously published on subjects including the early development of theposter in Britain and nineteenth-century print culture.
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st August 2014
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 21.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.38