i’ve been thinking a bit about manifestos… and their usefulness? not sure, but i always seem to gravitate toward them. in the wider discussion of who is art for? … and the potential transition of exhibiting work from traditional spaces to less traditional spaces, i find this text an interesting place to begin.

Artists not only have the right to dissent, but the duty to do so.

Manifesto on Artists’ Rights, by Tania Bruguera, 06 December 2012

i stumbled upon the book, social medium: artist writing, 2000-2015, edited by jennifer liese and published by paper monument.

image from paper monument

bruguera’s full manifesto can be read on her website here.