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Activist Art

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Art that portrays political and cultural ideals

Heather Freeman
Structure and Imagery: William Norton: Of This Time and Timeless Activist Art, Rite Of Passage, Coming Of Age, Painting Frames, Little Boys, My Arts, Age Of Majority, Framed Art

William Norton: Of This Time and Timeless

Pistol Packing Little Boy 26” x 27” x 7” Hand Etched and Formed Plexiglass with Acrylic Paint, Shadows and Reflections 2019 Willian Norton's area of concern has long been the protest, the outcry for better and just treatment, the demand for equality and compassion, and the brutal, monstrous response of those in power, to that demand. The world needs voices like Norton's that are able to poetically and at times beautifully distill and present the profound sufferings of a citizenry and force…

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The Uncensored Library – Reporters without borders

I support The Uncensored Library and the fight for press freedom. #TruthFindsAWay

The Heartbreak and Shame of Pretending to be "Normal" in A Neurotypical World | The Art of Autism Activist Art, London University, Autistic People, Drawing Conclusions, Sensory Issues, Let It Out, School Photos, Ways Of Seeing, Masking

The Heartbreak and Shame of Pretending to be “Normal” in A Neurotypical World

By Alice Farion It’s going to be ok. I’m going to be ok. It’s just 8 hours. I’m going to be normal. But I’m...

Subversive and Grandiose, Kajahl’s Vivid Portraits Supplant Historical Narratives | Colossal Activist Art, Colossal Art, Artists Like, Stargazing, Art History, Oil On Canvas, Contemporary Art, African, Gallery

Subversive and Grandiose, Kajahl's Vivid Portraits Supplant Historical Narratives

Through his meticulously rendered portraits, Santa Cruz-born artist Kajahl subverts the tradition of Blackamoor—a highly stylized European aesthetic that visualized people of color, particularly African men, in exoticized forms and subservient roles—by instead depicting Black subjects in valorized p

Artists Explore Self-Expression Through Bizarre and Whimsical Masks at Denver’s Vicki Myhren Gallery | Colossal Activist Art, Facebook Art, Colossal Art, Unique Words, Beautiful Mask, Community Art, Mask Design, Art World, Inventions

Artists Explore Self-Expression Through Bizarre and Whimsical Masks at Denver's Vicki Myhren Gallery

There is perhaps no symbol more representative of contemporary life than the humble face mask. A simple health device crucial to saving millions of lives around the world from a deadly COVID-19 pandemic spread by invisible airborne pathogens, and yet an object that’s been quixotically politicized at

Deliberately cut-out children in Titus Kaphar's new paintings reveal African American mothers' biggest fear | Creative Boom Samba, Amy Sherald, Kinds Of Dance, Latest Series, Art Hub, Artistic Installation, Black Mother, Biggest Fears, Black Artists

Deliberately cut-out children in Titus Kaphar's new paintings reveal African American mothers' biggest fear

Cut-out children in Titus Kaphar's new paintings reveal African American mothers' biggest fear.

San Francisco agency fights to save democracy and the US postal service with giant mural covered in stamps | Creative Boom Activist Art, Branches Of Government, Us Postal Service, Political System, Us Election, Exhibition Space, How To Raise Money, San Francisco, Stamps

San Francisco agency fights to save democracy and the US postal service with giant mural covered in stamps

Designers at San Francisco's John McNeil Studio have created an enormous interactive mural to save democracy and the US postal service (USPS) ahead of what is considered one of the most important US elections...

Little Amal: An Enormous Puppet Is Traveling 8,000km to Shine Light on the Refugee Crisis | Colossal Challenge Images, Activist Art, Billy Elliot, Refugee Crisis, Colossal Art, International Festival, National Theatre, The Millions, Public Art

Little Amal: An Enormous Puppet Is Traveling 8,000km to Shine Light on the Refugee Crisis

To draw attention to the ongoing refugee crisis, an oversized puppet will traverse 8,000 kilometers on a route starting at the Turkey-Syria border. From April to July 2021, "Little Amal" will travel across Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and France on a search "to find her mother. To g

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What’s Wrong With Today’s Society Captured In 32 Brutally Honest Illustrations By John Holcroft

Artist John Holcroft tackles societies issues head-on and illustrates them in his satirical and honest art.

Greg Bunbury's empowering street art campaign to amplify black creative voices | Creative Boom Mary Seacole, Tomorrow Forever, Activist Art, Black Artists, Outdoor Art, Art Direction, The Voice, Street Art, Campaign

Greg Bunbury's empowering street art campaign to amplify black creative voices

This summer, to keep the Black Lives Matter movement alive and give creatives of colour a platform to raise their profile, award-winning designer Greg Bunbury has launched an empowering street art campaign...

Thousands of Plastic Bottles Are Suspended in Green Tendrils in Artist Jean Shin’s Latest Installation | Colossal Activist Art, Agricultural Practices, Brookfield Place, Blog Design Inspiration, Places In New York, Sustainable Practices, Colossal Art, Beneath The Surface, The New Wave

Thousands of Plastic Bottles Are Suspended in Green Tendrils in Artist Jean Shin's Latest Installation

In her installation "Floating MAiZE," artist Jean Shin employs more than 7,000 plastic bottles to create a stunning suspension above an atrium at Brookfield Place. The window-lined space allows light to refract through the translucent tendrils, which are hung in a staggered, circular shape. Layered

Fannie Sosa Is Helping Artists of Color Be Heard, Respected, and Get Paid | them. Make You Feel, How To Get, Activist Art, One Dollar, We Are The Ones, Thought Process, Staying Alive, White Art, Helping People

Fannie Sosa Is Helping Artists of Color Be Heard, Respected, and Get Paid

The artist's guide for white art institutions to “stop demanding slave labor under the guise of diversity” has given countless artists of color more agency.

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Facility

Facility is a place. It’s a multi-disciplinary creative space. And it’s home to Cave Studio, Faust Associates and $oundsuit$hop while also serving as a creative hub for other artists, artisans, designers and architects. Additionally, Facility plays host to myriad pop-up special projects such as exhibitions, performances and fresh retail experiences.

A Public Art Project Devoted to Dismantling Racism at Every Level - The New York Times Common Projects, Art Projects, Activist Art, Importance Of Art, Call To Action, Look In The Mirror, Public Art, Public School, Ny Times

A Public Art Project Devoted to Dismantling Racism at Every Level

A Public Art Project Devoted to Dismantling Racism at Every Level - The New York Times

Incomplete Portrait Art Honors Black People Killed by Police Injustices In The World, Activist Art, Person Of Color, Killed By Police, Portrait Art, Portraits, Portrait Ideas, Colossal Art, A Level Art

Artist Creates Portraits of Black People Killed by Police, a Minute of Color for Every Year of Life [Interview]

“Each time I start coloring a new piece there’s a sense of panic. I want so badly to color in as much as I can... to finish this eye, to get to the lips.”

Abolition is the Floor, Not the Ceiling - It's Going Down Activist Art, Police Activities, Parks Department, Black Trans, The Settlers, Political Art, It's Going Down, Zine, Vulnerability

Abolition is the Floor, Not the Ceiling

Long running abolitionist and queer liberation group Gay Shame offers up this analysis on the abolitionist struggle. It is important to remember that institutional violence flows not merely from the bullets of the police but in fact moves through all elements of the social fabric. The formal, municipal police forces are just the tip of... Read Full Article