CULTURAL STUDIES

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Walther König, Köln/Afterall Books

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Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture

Two Works Series Vol. 2

By Angela Y. Davis. Edited by Amber Husain. Art by Tschabalala Self.

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Angela Davis’ iconic 1985 essay on the role of art in social and racial liberation, illustrated by painter Tschabalala Self

In her stirring and influential essay “Art on the Frontline,” American scholar and activist icon Angela Y. Davis (born 1944) asked, “how do we collectively acknowledge our popular cultural legacy and communicate it to the masses of people, most of whom have been denied access to the social spaces reserved for arts and culture?”
Originally published in Political Affairs, a radical Marxist magazine, in 1985, the essay calls into question the role of art in the pursuit of social and racial liberation, and asserts the inequities exacerbated by the art world. Looking to the cultural and artistic forms born of Afro-American struggles, Davis insists that we attempt to understand, reclaim and glean insight from this history in preparing a political offensive against the racial oppression endemic to capitalism.
Working in the context of 2020’s racial uprising some 35 years later, New York–based painter Tschabalala Self (born 1990) responds to Davis’ words with new, characteristically vibrant and provocative collaged works on paper. Her three series emerge collectively as something greater than their parts, suggesting a joyfulness in their ebbs and flows.
Angela Davis (born 1944) is an American political activist and educator, most recently a professor at the Department of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is known internationally for her commitment to prison abolition and racial justice. Her books include Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003), Women, Culture and Politics (1989) and Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974).


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'Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture' unites writing by Angela Davis with artwork by Tschabalala Self

'Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture' unites writing by Angela Davis with artwork by Tschabalala Self

“Progressive and revolutionary art is inconceivable outside of the context of political movements for radical change,” Angela Davis wrote in her influential 1985 essay, Art on the Frontline. “…If cultural workers utilize their talents on an ever-increasing scale to accomplish the task of awakening and sensitizing people to the need for a further mass challenge to the ultraright, the prospects for strengthening and further uniting the antimonopoly movement, bringing together labor, Afro-Americans, women and peace activists will greatly increase. As that movement wins victories, existing artists will draw inspiration from the creative energy of this process, and new artists will emerge as a result. If we are able to set this dynamic in motion, we will begin to move securely in the direction of economic, racial and sexual emancipation—indeed, toward the ultimate goal of socialism—and we will be able to anticipate a peaceful future, free of the threat of nuclear war.” The complete text of this remarkable essay is now available in a new edition from Walther König and Afterall Books, with responsive artworks by Tschabalala Self, one of which is reproduced here. continue to blog


AFTERALL TWO WORKS
Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture

ART ON THE FRONTLINE: MANDATE FOR A PEOPLE´S CULTURE

By Angela Y. Davis. Edited by Amber Husain. Art by Tschabalala Self.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/AFTERALL BOOKS

ISBN: 9783960989011
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Pub Date: 7/20/2021
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The Everyday and Everydayness

THE EVERYDAY AND EVERYDAYNESS

By Henri Lefebvre. Edited by Amber Husain. Art by Julie Mehretu.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/AFTERALL BOOKS

ISBN: 9783960989028
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Pub Date: 9/28/2021
Forthcoming


Can the Subaltern Speak?

CAN THE SUBALTERN SPEAK?

By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Edited by Amber Husain, Mark Lewis. Art by Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/AFTERALL BOOKS

ISBN: 9783960989004
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Pub Date: 6/8/2021
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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: CRITICISM AND THEORY

Pirates and Farmers

PIRATES AND FARMERS

By Dave Hickey.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464722
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Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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Sense & Sensibility

SENSE & SENSIBILITY

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677854
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Pub Date: 3/9/2018
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We Are The Market!

WE ARE THE MARKET!

Edited with introduction by Freek Lomme, Josh Plough.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677878
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 8/25/2018
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The Modern History of Italian Wine

THE MODERN HISTORY OF ITALIAN WINE

By Walter Filiputti.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857226231
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 9/13/2016
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Democracy

DEMOCRACY

Edited by Hanspeter Kriesi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783962
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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For Climate's Sake!

FOR CLIMATE'S SAKE!

Edited by Rene Swarzenbach.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782453
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Our World to Change!

OUR WORLD TO CHANGE!

Edited by Ruedi Baur.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785294
USD $20.00
| CAN $27.95

Pub Date: 2/25/2017
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Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties

JONAS MEKAS: SCRAPBOOK OF THE SIXTIES

Edited by Anne König.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959050333
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Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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Some Styles of Masculinity

SOME STYLES OF MASCULINITY

By Gregg Bordowitz. Introduction by Hua Hsu.

TRIPLE CANOPY

ISBN: 9780997852455
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Pub Date: 9/24/2021
Forthcoming


Resource Hungry: Our Cultured Landscape and its Ecological Impact

RESOURCE HUNGRY: OUR CULTURED LANDSCAPE AND ITS ECOLOGICAL IMPACT

Edited with text by Jessica Morgan, Dorothea von Hantelmann.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960988991
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| CAN $34

Pub Date: 7/20/2021
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Society in Crisis

SOCIETY IN CRISIS

Edited by Mattias Hessérus, Iain Martin.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069930
USD $25.00
| CAN $34

Pub Date: 9/28/2021
Forthcoming


Burning Images: A History of Effigy Protests

BURNING IMAGES: A HISTORY OF EFFIGY PROTESTS

By Florian Göttke.

VALIZ

ISBN: 9789492095961
USD $29.95
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Pub Date: 9/21/2021
Forthcoming



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