52 Artists 52 Actions: Small Acts of Disobedience
Thames & Hudson
‘52 Artists 52 Actions’ is the substantial printed outcome of a year-long project initiated by Artspace, Sydney, who harnessed the digital platform of Instagram with artists in Asia to address the urgent, personal and political genuine crises of our day. The large-format title makes the jump from the small screen with confidence and depth. As Larissa Hjorth writes, each post ‘represents a different action, gesture and intervention, that have meaningful affect not just in digital but also material and social worlds.’ Artists moved beyond the # in the experiment online and in this title are given an ample showcase with biographies, interviews, artist statements and reproductions. It’s a yearbook of dissent and forward-thinking, which makes it an enjoyable and important archive.