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Art Under Attack - Histories of British Iconoclasm

Editor: Stacy Boldrick and Tabitha Barber | Reference: P3454 | ISBN: 978-1849760300 | Type: Publication

Published to accompany a major exhibition at Tate Britain, this fully illustrated catalogue explores the history of attacks on art in Britain, from the reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day, demonstrating how religious, political, moral and aesthetic controversy can become arenas for assaults on art.

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Artist/Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor

Artist/Author: Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson | Reference: P3024 | ISBN: 978-0822355038 | Type: Publication

Mezzadra and Neilson explore the atmospheric violence that surrounds borderlands and border struggles across various geographical scales, illustrating their theoretical arguments with illuminating case studies drawn from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and elsewhere.

Gardens Speak

Artist/Author: Tania El Khoury | Digital Reference: EF5153 | Type: Digital File

Video documentation of an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of 10 ordinary people who have been buried in Syrian gardens.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – The State of Official-ity: Two Koreas that are Off

Artist/Author: Jungmin Song | Reference: D2018 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of Potentials of Performance events (26-27 October 2012). This third themed year of the Performance Matters project features a vibrant series of commissions exploring and exploding the dialogue as a potential format for thinking through and testing possible futures. Jungmin Song’s dialogue explores the spectacles of the death of power and repressed mourning through performative tales of the Two Koreas.