Theater of Peace

Peace and Visibility in an Asymmetrical World

Year: 2010 Type: Print publication Languages: German, English Price: 15.00 € Format: 21 x 30 cm, softcover Scope: 128 p., numerous images ISBN: 978-3-941560-67-3 Cooperation: argobooks

Friedensschauplätze (Theater of Peace) gathers artistic and activist strategies that make hidden backgrounds in different crisis areas of the world visible, intervene in public discourses, and defy war logic. Every day, theaters of the world are at the center of media attention. Working for peace on the other hand is unspectacular, slow, and not very appealing. How can a place, an initiative, an artistic work become a theater of peace? What alternative perspectives can be used to counter asymmetrical conditions of visibility? Is it possible to make peace visible, to represent it?

Eds.: nGbK, bankleer (Karin Kasböck and Christoph Leitner), Anke Hagemann, Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Gunda Isik Larissa Sansour / Oreet Ashery (Jerusalem, London, Copenhagen), Floating Lab Collective (Washington D.C.), Mazen Kerbaj (Beirut) and many others.

Work group: bankleer, Anke Hagemann, Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Gunda Isik, Karin Kasböck, Christoph Leitner

With contributions by: bankleer, Eyal Danon, Anke Hagemann, Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Tobias Hering, Gunda Isik Philipp Misselwitz