Werker 7 — The Language of Revolution

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Technical specifications: Newspaper, 48 folded posters + index, 48 colour images, Barcelona 2012, Edition Number: 1, Width: 29,7 cm, Length: 42 cm, Language(s): English. 3000 copies.

Werker 7 is meant to be read and discussed collectively. Display its pages on a wall at home, at school or on the floor of a public square… What is a revolutionary image? Which aesthetic elements are involved in the making of a revolution? Does revolution have a global language? What role does photography and the mass-media play in all this?This issue of Werker takes its title from ‘The Language of Revolution — Tidings from the East’, a 2011 lecture given by Ariella Azoulay, at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Her analysis of Egypt’s revolution, through images from the internet, became the inspiration of this work. highly recommended!

Credits: Editors (Werker Collective), Text (Ariella Azoulay), Images (Werker Archive), Design (Werker Collective), Publisher (Werker Collective), Funding (Espai Cultural Caja Madrid).

Diffusion: ‘New gramars of the body in protest’ Kunstraum. London, 2014. ‘Werker 7 – The Language of Revolution’ San Serriffe. Amsterdam, 2014. ‘Werker 7 – The Language of Revolution’ Composició de lloc III, Espai Cultural Caja Madrid. Barcelona, 2012.

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