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  • 192 pages 
  • 21cm x 27cm 
  • Published in London, 2019 

Contra Journal is a publication that considers the relationship between art and conflict through thematic editions.

This second issue, titled Protest, asks questions such as: What defines protest and how does it relate to visual culture? How powerful is art as an enactor of social change? And what does the future hold for protest as a visual language?

Readers will receive one of two covers selected at random.


In this issue:


  • British artist Peter Kennard tackles issues such as nuclear disarmament and economic inequality
  • American artist Kara Walker highlights ongoing police brutality and racism in the US
  • Victoria Lomasko’s satirical illustrations document resistance across contemporary Russia
  • Curator BG Muhn offers an insight into art in North Korea — where protest is strictly forbidden
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