I am often skeptical of protest art behind glass, yet I still cannot deny the pleasure of experiencing politically charged artworks in a venue making the effort.
The Story of Women Artists in Revolution, a Movement Against Patriarchy
W.A.R. existed for a brief yet prolific period, from 1969 to 1971, igniting a robust movement against New York City’s art industry.
Three Lessons from Artists’ Protests of the Whitney Museum in the 1960s–70s
Activist efforts targeting the Whitney Museum of American Art across the 1960s and ’70s provide a starting point to consider the ways in which activists today can effect meaningful changes.
Dark Matter as a Metaphor for Arts Activism
Activists are like hidden forces operating in the dark, their effects unfolding behind the scenes.
Art Workers Organize a Fair for Political Action
This Saturday’s Forward Union Fair intends to connect visitors with nonprofits and community groups, and to help people find ways to become politically active.
Modeling Artistic Resistance in the Era of Trump
We are artists not just by the objects we make, but by the communities we build, the work we advocate for, and the activism in which we participate.
Irish Artists Fight to Repeal Their Country’s Abortion Ban
Artists in Ireland are using diverse tactics to broadcast the message of the pro-choice movement, despite efforts to silence them.
Queens Residents Write to Donald Trump to Remind Him Where He Comes From
The Center for Artistic Activism organized a postcard campaign to remind the President-elect that he grew up in one of the most ethnically diverse places on Earth.
Extending a Local Legacy, Bay Area Artists and Media Activists Fight for Social Justice
SAN FRANCISCO — Just around the corner from the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) — a veritable temple to wealth amassed in the form of contemporary artworks — the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has mounted a very different kind of installation, one which monumentalizes activism.
Using Art to Stop a Pipeline
How do you halt the construction of a gas pipeline?
Artist Tania Bruguera Arrested Again in Havana, Injured by Police
This weekend artist Tania Bruguera was arrested once again in Cuba, along with dozens of other activists, and was manhandled by the police.
Designing a Revolutionary Visual Identity for the Black Panthers
“Art has relevancy, whether it’s to exploit you or pacify you, or to enlighten and inform you. It’s a language, that’s the power of it,” says Emory Douglas, the artist who drove the graphic identity of the Black Panthers.