Lack, Jessica

Why Are We ‘Artists’?: 100 World Art Manifestos

Lack, J. (2017) Why Are We ‘Artists’?: 100 World Art Manifestos. London: Penguin


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Introduction
A Note on the Texts

THE MANIFESTOS
M1 Mr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Art and Swadeshi (1909)
M2. Ljubomir Micic, Manifest Zenitizma ( 1921)
M3. The Art Movement Society, Manifesto (1929)
M4. Legitime Defense, Manifesto (1932)
M5. The Storm Society, Manifesto ( 1932)
M6. Peyami Safa, D Gr o up Manifesto (1933)
M7. Aime Cesaire, Negreries: Black Youth and Assimilation (1935)
M8. The European School, Manifesto ( 1945)
M9. Georges Henein, Manifesto ( 1945)
M10. Arte Madi, Madi Manifesto (1947)
M11.Vladimir Boudnik, Explosionalism Manifesto No. 2 ( 1949)
M12. Shakir Hassan al-Said, Manifesto of the Baghdad Modern Art Group (1951)
M13. The Fighting Cock Art Group, The Nightingale’s Butcher Manifesto (1951)
M14. Exat 51 Group, Manifesto ( 1951)
M15. Grupo ruptura, ruptura Manifesto ( 1952)
M16. The Calcutta Group, Manifesto of the Calcutta Group (1953)
M17. Enrico Baj, Interplanetary Art (1959)
M18. Uche Okeke, Natural Synthesis (1960)
M19. El Techo de la Ballena, For the Restitution of Magma (1961)
M20. Josip Vanista, Untitled (Gorgona Manifesto) (1961)
M21. Maya Deren, A Statement of Principles (1961)
M22. Jikan-Ha, Manifesto of the Jikan-Ha Group (1962)
M23. Group 1890, Group 1890 Manifesto ( 1963)
M24. Alberto Greco, Manifesto Vivo-Dito (1963)
M25. Tadeusz Kantor, The Emballage Manifesto (1964)
M26. Aktual Art, Manifesto of Aktual Art ( 1964)
M27. Otto Muhl, Material Action Manifesto ( 1965)
M28. HAPPSOC, HAPPSOC Manifesto (1965)
M29. David Medalla, MMMMMMM … Manifesto (a fragment) (1965)
M3o. Julius Koller, Anti-Happening (Subjective Objectivity
System)
( 1965)
M31. Arte de los Medics de Comunicacion Masivos, A Mass-Me diatic Art (1966)
M32. I. G. Plamen and Marko Pogacnik, OHO (1966)
M33. Lev Nussberg, A Kinetic Manifesto ( 1966)
M3 4. The Aouchem Group, The Aouchem Manifesto ( 1967)
M3 5. The Vanguard Artists’ Group, Tucuman Arde Manifesto (1968)
M36. Eduardo Costa, Useful Art Manifesto ( 1969)
M37. The Casablanca School, Manifesto (1969)
M38. Hori Kasai, Why Are We ‘Artists’? (1969)
M39. The Organization of African Unity, Pan-African Cultural Manifesto (1969)
M40. Agnes Denes, A Manifesto (1969)
M41. The New Vision Group, Towards a New Vision (1969)
M42. Grupo Vertebra, The Vertebra Manifesto (1970)
M43. Artur Barrio, MUD/MEAT SEWER (1970)
M44. Gyula Pauer, The First Pseudo Manifesto (1970)
M45. Rivolta Femminile, On Woman’s Absence from Celebratory Manifestations of Male Creativity ( 1971)
M46. Ted Joans, Proposition for a Black Power Manifesto ( 1971)
M47. Jaroslaw Kozlowski and Andrzej Kostolowski, NET Manifesto (1972)
M48. VALIE EXPORT, Women’s Art: A Manifesto (1972)
M49. Mike Brown, I don’t know what to think about anything (It don’t matter nohow) (1972)
M50. Vitaly Komar and Aleksandr Melamid, Sots-Ar t Manifesto (1972-3)
M51. Anita Steckel, Statement on Censorship ( 1973)
M52. Shakir Hassan al-Said, One Dimension ( 1973)
M53. Barbarajones-Hogu, The History, Philosophy and Aesthetics of AFRI-COBRA (1973)
M54. Generation Anak Alam, Manifesto Generation Anak Alam ( 1974)
M55. Sulaiman Bsa and Redza Piyadasa, Towards a Mystical Reality (1974)


M56. Mikhail Chemiakin and Vladimir Ivanov, Metaphysical Synthetism Manifesto: Programme of the St Petersburg Group (1974)
M57. The Artists’ Front of Thailand, Manifesto of the Artists’ Front’ of Thailand ( 1975)
M58. The Indonesian New Arts Movement, Manifesto of the Indonesian New Arts Movement (1975)
M59. Rasheed Araeen, Preliminary Notes for a BLACK MANIFESTO (1975-6)
M6o. The Azad Group, Manifesto (1976)
M61. Kaisahan, Kaisahan Manifesto (1976)
M62. Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki, Manifesto for a Radical Femininity for an Other Cinema ( 1977)
M63. Valerie Jaudon and Joyce Kozloff, Art Hysterical Notions of Progress and Culture (1978)
M64. Melissa Meyer and Miriam Schapiro, Waste Not Want Not: An Inquiry into What Women Saved and Assembled – Femmage ( 1978)
M65. Grupo Antillano, Manifesto (1978)
M66. The Crystalist Group, The Crystalist Manifesto ( 1978)
M67. Mangelos, manifesto of manifesto ( 1978)
M68. Huang Rui, Preface to the First Stars Art Exhibition (1979)
M69. Andrzej Partum, Animal Manifesto (1980)
M70. Reality and Utterance, On Founding ‘Reality and Utterance’ (1980)
M7r. Habib Tengour, Maghrebian Surrealism (1981)
M72. Eddie Chambers, Black Artists for Uhuru (1982)
M73. Colectivo de Acciones de Arte, A Declaration by the CADA (1982)
M74. John Akomfrah, Black Independent Film-Making: A Statement by the Black Audio Film Collective (1983)
M75. Women Artists of Pakistan, Women Artists of Pakistan Manifesto ( 1983)
M76. Bedri Baykam, The San Francisco Manifesto (1984)
M77. Vladan Radovanovic, The Vocovisual (1984)
M78. Laboratoire AGIT’art, Memory of the Future? (1984)
M79. Dumb Type, Flyer for Plan for Sleep #1 ( 1984)
M8o. Chinese United Overseas Artists, Manifesto Chinese United Overseas Artists (1985)
M8r. NSK, Internal Book of Laws (1985)
M82. Vohou-Vohou, The Vohou-Vohou Revolution (1985)
M83. The Pond Association, Declaration of the Pond Association (1986)
M84. Wang Guangyi, We – Participants of the ’85 Art Movement’ (1986)
M85. Chila Kumari Burman, There Have Always Been Great Blackwomen Artists (1986)
M86. The School of the One, Founding Manifesto (1986)
M87. Ding Fang, Red Brigade Precept (1987)
M88. Anita Dube, Questions and Dialogue ( 1987)
M89. The Eye Society, The Eye Manifesto (1989)
M90. Eda Cufer and IRWIN, The Ear behind the Painting (1990)
M91. VNS Matrix, Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century (1991)
M92. Marko Peljhan, Projekt Atol Manifesto: In Search for a
New Condition
(1993)
M93. The Institute of People-Oriented Culture ‘Taring Padi’,
Manifesto ( 1998)
M94. Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Manifesto of Frente 3 de Fevereiro (2004)
M95. Pelagie Gbaguidi, Manifesto Against The ‘Black Code’ edict of Louis XIV, 1685 (2008)
M96. Adam Pendleton, Black Dada (2008)
M97. Allyson Mitchell, Deep Lez (2009)
M98. Abounaddara, What is to be done? (2011)
M99. Tania Bruguera and Immigrant Movement
International, Migrant Manifesto (2011)
M1oo. Tania Bruguera, Manifesto on Artists’ Rights (2012)


List of Artist Groups
Sources and Further Reading
Acknowledgements


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