Editor: Basak Senova
Preface: Basak Senova
Texts: Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Enrico Lunghi, Paul O’Neill, and Andreas Spiegl
Index: Jane Rendell
Interview by Basak Senova with Barbara Holub
Graphic Design: bueronardin
312 p., German/ English
De Gruyter/ edition Angewandte
For thirty years Barbara Holub’s socially and politically engaged art has linked urban development, social issues, and artistic interventions. As an accumulative process of participatory action, Holub’s projects question the role of art in society, whether in the context of art itself, in urban public space, or in relation to corporations.
This monograph offers a detailed view of Barbara Holub’s extensive body of work as well as her projects with transparadiso at the interface of art, architecture, and urbanism, for which she coined the term “silent activism.” Rather than directly propagating activism, Holub persistently creates performative situations for dialogic action with the aim of questioning norms and crossing boundaries.