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A restless art

We are thankful to be included in the English edition of Francois Matarasso's A Restless Art published on 17 January 2019 by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch.

‘For anyone interested in participatory art and community art, "A restless art" is a must read and will likely remain so for years to come. It charts the history and evolution of participatory art in this country and many countries abroad, arguing the case for its continued development with passion and creative force. It is strongly theoretically grounded yet integrated with an insightful awareness of how politics affect this art, and indeed all art. Elegantly and creatively written with telling examples, it shows how the power of this ‘restless art’ has made an impact on peoples’ lives and communities. François Matarasso has the unique quality and far reaching knowledge of one who is both a practitioner and scholar of the arts and humanities. He interweaves these exceptional talents in this book with consummate skill, wisdom and insight that give participatory art its well-deserved place in history.’

Helen Simons, Professor Emeritus of Education and Evaluation at the University of Southampton

The book is available from Central Books, and through the Foundation’s website and costs £10, plus postage. Free digital copies (as PDF files) are available through this website. The Portuguese edition will be published in May 2019.

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