Power Polemics is a flagship series of books and public lectures that puts art hard up against political and personal viewpoints from the field’s leading writers. First in our series are Barbara Creed’s Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene and Thomas Crow’s No Idols:The Missing Theology of Art .

Launches of these two books will take place in New York, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in 2017, with both authors giving free public talks at selected locations.

Key Dates

15 February, No Idols launch in New York
1 March, on sale in Australia
10 March, No Idols in conversation at Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne (register here)
14 March, Stray launch and public lecture in Sydney (register here)
15 March, No Idols launch and panel discussion on religion in art, Sydney (register here)
16 March, No Idols launch and public talk in Auckland (register here)
26 May, Stray launch and public lecture at Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne (registrations opening soon)