An ongoing annotated group bibliography maintained by the PSU Social Practice MFA program related to art and social practice.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Failure!: Experiments in Aesthetic and Social Practices!
Failure!: Experiments in Aesthetics and Social Practices
Edited by Nicole Antebi, Colin Dickey, and Robby Herst
The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press presents this book. It's a new collection of essays, interviews and artwork that together offer a minor history of failure. Tracing the idea of failure through contemporary art, activism and social protest movements, literature and philosophy, the work in Failure! cuts against a notion of forward progress by instead exploring various dead-ends on the timeline of history. Failure! gives us ways to map our lives in relationship to improper paths.