Littoral Art and Communicative Action

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  • Title: Littoral Art and Communicative Action
  • Editor(s): Bruce Barber
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Arts in Society
  • Keywords: Art, Artists, Community
  • Year: 2013
  • ISBN (pbk): 978-1-61229-186-4
  • ISBN (pdf): 978-1-61229-187-1
  • DOI:
  • Citation: Barber, Bruce, and Marc James Léger, eds. 2013. Littoral Art and Communicative Action. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-61229-187-1/CGP.
  • Extent: 140 pages


Littoral Art and Communicative Action traces the development of Bruce Barber’s work from the mid-1990s to the present. Through essays, artist’s statements, interviews and with a concluding “squat” intervention by Gregory Sholette, the book presents a theoretically sophisticated version of community art that focuses on the practices of gift giving and communicative action as means to foster progressive social and cultural transformation.