by Evans, Brad, Parr, Adrian | The arts
Published 20/03/2021 by Pluto Press in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 272 pages
Whether physical or metaphorical, institutional or interpersonal, violence is everywhere. A seemingly immutable fact of life, it is nonetheless rarely engaged with at the conceptual level. What does violence actually mean? And is it an inevitable part of the human condition?Conversations on Violence brings together many of the world’s leading critical scholars, artists, writers and cultural producers to provide a kaleidoscopic exploration of the concept of violence.
Through in-depth interviews with thirty figures including Marina Abramovic, Russell Brand and Simon Critchley, Brad Evans and Adrian Parr interrogate violence in all its manifestations, including its role in politics, art, gender discrimination and decolonisation. Provocative, eye-opening and bracingly original, Conversations on Violence sheds light on a defining political and ethical concern of our age.