Rini Hurkmans
Flag of Compassion

Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society

The book takes the conceptual artwork Flag of Compassion as its starting point and investigates what space an artwork can occupy in the public domain, how it can draw attention to ethical issues in society, and how it can spur individuals and groups into action. Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Societyasks what compassion can mean in the arts, and what role art can have in creating it and spreading it on a social and political level, moving from the theory and philosophy of compassion into an analysis of concrete artistic interventions.

Contributors: Jesse Ahlers, Nick Aikens, Sarah van Binsbergen, Jeroen Boomgaard, Pascal Gielen, Rini Hurkmans, Susan Neiman, Leonhard de Paepe, Judith Westerveld

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Boomgaard, Jeroen, Rini Hurkmans and Judith Westerveld (eds.). Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017.

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