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Grace Ndiriitu – Dissent Without…

Grace Ndiriitu – Dissent Without Modification – The 1990s

Type
on subject
Auteur
Grace Ndiritu
Publisher
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2021
Code
APPEL-LIB-202104
Details
431 pages, 10.6 × 17.6 cm, English
book softcover
ISBN
9788293101406

Omschrijving

Dissent Without Modification: The 1990s is a research book composed of interviews with radical and progressive artists and thinkers. Some are well-known, some are not. They are African, European, and American women working as painters, photographers, performers, hackers, activists and educators, among other roles, who started their education and careers in the 1990s. The book illuminates that decade in a new way, and regards it as a pivotal point in the lineage of today’s grass-roots politics and cultural ferment. The book recalls the Seattle Riots against the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement; the recent televisual phenomenon Catfish recalling MTV's Real World and the spread of the Occupy movement and the birth of Black Lives Matter through the recent Ferguson and Missouri uprisings. Dissent Without Modification: The 1990s offers first-hand perspectives on the 1990s as the decade “when shit went bad and which we never recovered from,” - to quote Hank Moody, the cantankerous main character of Californication, cult TV show. At last in Dissent Without Modification: The 1990s Grace Ndiritu takes readers on a circular, revealing expedition into the recent past, sharing its impact with a new generation of readers.