Compassion, A Paradox in Art and Society


Author: Jeroen Boomgaard; Rini Hurkmans en Judith Westerveld 
Publisher: Valiz, Amsterdam / Gerrit Rietveld Academie 
Year: 2017 
ISBN: 978-94-92095-29-9 

156 p, ills in b&w, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English, new.
This publication was developed in close collaboration with artist Rini Hurkmans, initiator of a conceptual art work called the 'Flag of Compassion'. The book aims to show what space an artwork can occupy in the public domain, as well as a network of philosophical notions, art theory, societal institutions, collective identity formation and individual experience. Through its hybrid character it wants to form a case study for a new form of art analysis. Simultaneously, it deals with the social effectivity of art and questions how art nowadays can be relevant on a social and political level.


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