Play! Recapturing The Radical Imagination


Publisher Art And Theory Publishing

ISBN 9789198087420

Idea Code 13489


The notion of play has intrigued thinkers throughout history. Interpreted as excessive, illusive, or unproductive, play and imagination permeate cultural spheres and are now emerging as critical ingredients in today’s artistic and social discourse. Emphasising productivity through spontaneity, risk, freedom and pleasure, play and imagination motivate research and experimentation within the arts, as well as cultural change. Reflected here is the conceptual foundation of the 2013 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. With contributions by numerous artists, plus essays by Edi Muka, Stina Edblom, Lars Bang Larsen, Katerina Gregos, Claire Tancons and others.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English


$34.50