Dellafiora, David, ed.
Title Art As Terrorism Hand Book
Book Condition Fine
Edition First printing
Publisher Geelong HUB Gallery/A Field Study Manifestation 2003
Seller ID 1041
Dellafiora, David, ed. Art As Terrorism Hand Book. Geelong, Australia: HUB Gallery/A Field Study Manifestation, 2003, first printing. Plastic comb binding with card covers (plain back, spray-painted front) and a printed mylar cover, 6 by 8 1/4-inches, photocopied leaves, not paginated (66 pp.). Fine. A collection of cut-and-paste, illustrated, and otherwise photocopied artworks, including a small inclusion by Fluxus artist Ben Vautier. Dellafiora’s introduction: “Contemporary Art has a long history of artists who used elements of cultural terrorism in their work, from the anarchism of Gustave Courbet, the blood rites of the Vienna Actionists, Gustav Metzger’s Auto-Destructive Art to Gregory Green’s Book Bombs. Art As Terrorism was conceived as a workshop for the University of Ballarat to inspire art students to tap into this subversive zeitgeist and to give voice to their own iconoclastic concepts. Art As Terrorism Hand Book and the accompanying exhibition at the HUB Gallery [October 6-16, 2003] is the result of this two-day workshop with further collaboration with art workers from HUB and the mailart network. This artistbook is in the style of a bomb maker’s handbook and is to be viewed as a manual for cultural intervention.” (eph) First Edition.