[artinfo] Pro+agonist: The Art of Opposition

allan siegel siegel.allan at upcmail.hu
Sun Aug 2 14:37:22 CEST 2015

<http://monoskop.org/log/?p=3884>Marisa Jahn (ed.): Pro+agonist: The 
Art of Opposition (2012)

Pro+agonist: The Art of Opposition is a book and set of playing cards 
that explore the productive possibilities of 'agonism,' or a 
relationship built on mutual incitement and struggle. Designed in 
black and blue - the colors of a good bruise - Pro+agonist brings 
together writings by interdisciplinary artists, scientists, CEO's, 
crackpots, war strategists, psychotherapists, and philosophers who 
raise questions about the importance of political dissent, the 
function of discord in discourse, the rules of escalating conflict, 
the roles of parasites within systems, the ins and outs of concord 
and congress, and more. The book's introduction, written as a 
disagreement between a cast of fictional characters, is (arguably) 
more stimulating than if it were written from a single, unified 
perspective. Readers will emerge with a greater appreciation for 
duking it out and taking it to the streets.

p.s. - There's a half-inch hole running through the center of both 
the book and the playing cards so that you can peek through, frame 
the Other, and keep them with you as you read along.

With texts by Anjum Asharia, John Seely Brown, D. Graham Burnett + 
Cornel West, Carl DiSalvo, Marisa Jahn, Jean-Francois Lyotard, 
Chantal Mouffe, Warren Sack, Steve Shada, Mark Shepard, Doris Sommer, 
McKenzie Wark, Coleson Whitehead

Pro+agonist was commissioned by Northern Lights.mn and Walker Art 
Center for the symposium 
and Discord: Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the 
City Street.

<http://www.rev-it.org/projects/pro+agonist.htm>publisher Northern 
Lights.mn, Walker Art Center, & REV-, Spring 2012
ISBN 978-0-9851853-0-5
117 pages
via <http://ihoonte.hotglue.me/>Inge Hoonte

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