Geopolitics and the event. Rethinking britain's Iraq war through art

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ISBN
9781119426059
Nombre del producto:
Geopolitics and the event. Rethinking britain's Iraq war through art
Fecha de edición:
12 sept. 2019
Número de Edición:
1
Autor:
Ingram, Alan
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
224
Lugar de edición:
REINO UNIDO
Colección:
SIN COLECCIÓN
Encuadernación:
Rústica

An original exploration of the 2003 Iraq war and geopolitics more broadly through the prism of art.
Offers a reappraisal of one of the most contentious and consequential events of the early twenty-first century
 - Advances an original perspective on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq
 - Maps out new ways of thinking about geopolitical events through art
 - Examines the work of artists, curators and activists in light of Britain’s role as a colonial power in Iraq and the importance of oil
 - Reflects on the significance, limits and dilemmas of art as a form of critical intervention
Questions the implications of art in colonialism and modernity

List of Figures vi

Series Editor’s Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

1 Introduction 1

2 Thinking Geopolitics Through the Event 16

3 Artworks as Evental Assemblages 35

4 Geopolitics at the Museum 57

5 Iraq Beyond Iraq 89

6 Geopolitical Aesthetics of Oil 117

7 Photomontage as Geopolitical Form 140

8 Geopolitical Bodies 163

9 Conclusions 188

References 196

Index 216

Alan Ingram is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at University of College London where he teaches political geography. He has published widely on geopolitics, biopolitics, aesthetics and related themes.

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