The book

A Restless Art could be called ‘everything you ever wanted to know about participatory art, but were too afraid to ask’. The book combines a nuanced, careful study of participatory art with a detectable passion, born of Matarasso’slifelong experience of the form. This is not dry dissection: the writing is lived, in the field, partisan.

Lucy Neal, Arts Professional, February 2019

The English edition of A Restless Art was published on 17 January 2019 by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch. It is available from Central Books, and through the Foundation’s website and costs £10, plus postage. Free digital copies (as PDF files) are available through this website. The Portuguese edition was published in May 2019. 

  • To download the English-language PDF of the book, click here.
  • Clique aqui para descarregar Uma Arte Irrequieta PDF


    1. Thanks for sharing your site – it’s great to see some of the projects you’ve included from the USA and the UK. I was particularly glad to see the video of Marcus Hammond, whose work I’ve known and admired for years


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