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Art made to attach to buildings or to be given away? Wearable art for street demonstrations or art that sets up a booth at a trade show? This is the art of the interventionists, who trespass into the everyday world to raise our awareness of injustice and other social problems. These artists don't preach or proselytize; they give us the tools to form our own opinions and cr ...more
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published July 30th 2004 by Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
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M.
Oct 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: activists, artists
Shelves: best-ever
Interviews/commentary/images on William Pope.L, THe Yes Men, Critical Art Ensemble, Billboard Outlaws, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Lucy Orta, Center for Tactical Magic, etc...public performance and activist artists who resist and illuminate societal fucked-up-ness.

Ruben Ortiz-Torres: Can there be revolutionary art without the revolution? Yes, I suppose, since I believe the voice of an individual can exist in a revolutionary way.
Jenna
Mar 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is a really interesting movement, Interventionists are modern day, high-tech Situationists. The book came out of a show at Mass MoCA a few years ago, but I find the work still relevant and exciting.
Elizabeth
Jan 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-books
a brilliant exhibition at Mass MOCA.
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