Discusses how citizenship is performed today, through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
This volume is inspired and informed by the square-squattings and neighborhood assemblies of the “real democracy” movements as well as by recent explorations of the assembly form in performance art and participatory theater.
The publication builds on an exhibition and conference at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna that explored the contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of 'queer abstraction,' a term coined by Judith Jack Halberstam that raises questions to do with (visual) representations in the context of gender, sexuality, and desire. It is particularly concerned with where form and politics crossover, citing the various combinations, juxtapositions, and the play between artistic strategies.