This book is a reader of the current Berlin Biennale and a manifesto.Artur Żmijewski writes in his foreword: „This publication is a report on the process of arriving at real action within culture, at an artistic pragmatism. What interested us were concrete activities leading to visible effects. We were interested in finding answers, not asking questions. We were interested in situations in which solutions are implemented responsibly. We were interested neither in preserving artistic immunity nor distancing ourselves from society. We consider politics to be among the most complex and difficult of human activities. We met artists, activists, and poli- ticians who engage in substantive politics through art. The book is the result of our encounters with those people.“
Text and Interviews by Paweł Althamer, Gábor Bakos, Yael Bartana, Daniel Blatman, Einar Örn Benediktsson, Christian Boltanski, Galit Eilat, Julián García, Jón Gnarr, Jan Tomasz Gross, Jerzy Hausner, Péter Juhász, Gideon Levy, Renzo Martens, Antanas Mockus, Joanna Mytkowska, Luis Ospina, den Pixadores, Srđa Popović, Alison Ramer, Dorota Sajewska, Árpád Schilling, Marcin Śliwa, Igor Stokfiszewski, Hans-Christian Täubrich, Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, Fernando Vallejo, the artist group Voina und Rafał Żurek and a CD by Teresa Margolles.