Steal This Book by Dora García
Published by Paraguay Press (2009)
A tribute to Abbie Hoffmann’s pamphlet of the same name, Steal This Book documents eleven recent performative projects by Spanish artist Dora García. Edited by François Piron, the book presents the private correspondence of the artist with the various interpreters of the situations she sets up in the public space. It proposes a documentation of a body of work without an overview, nor an official line, since it takes neither the artist point of view nor the critic’s. Instead, it discloses questions, misunderstandings and arguments, making this book part suspense story, part user’s manual, part script for a stand-up comedy.