This book is a reader of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2012) and a manifesto.
Artur Zmijewski writes in his foreword: ‘This publication is a report on the process of arriving at real action within culture, at an artistic pragmatism. What interested us were concrete activities leading to visible effects. We were interested in finding answers, not asking questions. We were interested in situations in which solutions are implemented responsibly. We were interested neither in preserving artistic immunity nor distancing ourselves from society. We consider politics to be among the most complex and difficult of human activities. We met artists, activists, and politicians who engage in substantive politics through art. The book is the result of our encounters with those people.’
Includes an audio CD created by artist, Teresa Margolles.