Rebels Rebel: Aids, Art and Activism in New York, 1979-1989
21cm x 13cm. 264 pages, black and white illustrations. Lettered wrappers.
“Rebels Rebel traces the movement of AIDS activism by various art collectives in New York in the 1980s — a subject that has not, as yet, been discussed widely in Europe. The book is conceived as a tribute to the activist art collectives born in New York City at the beginning of the 1980s, united by a common refusal of traditional aesthetic criteria, the synthesis of artistic strategies and commercial advertising for political propagandistic ends and by a willingness to take direct action to end the AIDS crisis. This volume takes a look at the graphic design and imagery associated with the movement and also includes social, political, art historical and curatorial reflections. Rebels Rebel aims to demonstrate that art can play a crucial role in social and political change.” (publisher’s blurb)
. New Book.
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