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Amongst a slew of recent books on arts and activism, Art, Law and Power stands out. Exploring how the affective qualities of the arts interplay with the effective capacities of the law, this collection offers a new, and vitally important, perspective on the field.

— Stephen Duncombe, Co-Director of the Center for Artistic Activism and Professor of Media and Culture, New York University


Protest material, copyrighted media, graffiti are forms of representation often circulated in excess of law and its performative frameworks. Reflecting on the diverse ways in which the legitimacy of law is rendered operative through aesthetics, this timely collection of essays offers important resistance strategies to the enclosing and limiting of public space and popular imaginaries produced by the prevalence of carceral paradigms.

— Adelita Husni-Bey, Artist