This publication was developed in close collaboration with artist Rini Hurkmans, initiator of a conceptual art work called the 'Flag of Compassion'. The book aims to show what space an artwork can occupy in the public domain, as well as a network of philosophical notions, art theory, societal institutions, collective identity formation and individual experience. Through its hybrid character it wants to form a case study for a new form of art analysis. Simultaneously, it deals with the social effectivity of art and questions how art nowadays can be relevant on a social and political level.
156 pages, 17 x 22 cm, softcover, Valiz (Amsterdam).