A Story Within A Story...the 8th Goteborg International Biennial For Contemporary Art

Elvira Dyangani Ose, Ed

Publisher Art And Theory Publishing

ISBN 9789188031198

Idea Code 16086

The eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art investigates the possibility of imagining history as a participatory experience. Both the biennial and this cleverly bound book pose the question whether individuals and communities have the possibility to overcome certain historical narratives by making relevant notions of storytelling, personal memories, and collective experience located within the margins of such narratives. With more than 30 featured artists and a dozen contributing writers, the volume examines history writing by unveiling the grammar of various socio-political junctures, seeking to open up and expand readings of contemporary history.

260 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English