Writing/Rights: Creative Practice and Political Action

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Recently a number of conferences and exhibitions have focused on the relationship between creative practice and human rights, and writers, visual and performance artists and others have protested human rights abuses and/or made work that specifically responds to current problems. But what is art capable of doing in the face of global political events, economic problems and socio-cultural catastrophes - and what is its responsibility? This paper discusses some ideas that emerge from the literature, and also some trends in Australian publishing after September 11.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalText
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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