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Art and Politics

This Powerful Artwork Will Move You To Make A Difference

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts

Rock the Vote’s “Truth To Power” campaign is all about engaging young people during this year’s high-stakes election. And with hot-button issu...

Art and Politics: The Power of Creativity and Activism Across the Globe

Annette Blum | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts
Annette Blum

The intersection of arts and political activism are two fields defined by a shared focus of creating engagement that shifts boundaries, changes relationships and creates new paradigms.

Gabriela Montero Improvising in Montreal

Laurence Vittes | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Unlike many other pianists, Montero believes that competitions build both musical and personal character. "If you want to test yourself, it can be a very quick growth spurt."

My Interview With Michael Iemma About His Film, Stitch, Part I

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

I embrace a title such as this because "Hell Yeah! I am a gay filmmaker who is going to tell my stories about my life." Our community has been denied this freedom for far, far too long.

A Symphony On The 9/11 Aftermath

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

By Christina Knight for NYC-ARTS. On March 19, the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a young Arab-American composer was wrestling a pro...

Yoko Ono Retrospective Arrives Just In Time

VernissageTV | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts

With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art.

DREAMers: Undocumented Youth Turn Images Into Political Acts

Roberto Lovato | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Forcing the country to face social issues through cultural interventions is especially critical for a grassroots U.S. immigrant rights movement, given that none of the "leaders" of the Washington-based immigrant rights groups with national media clout is an immigrant. That's right: none.

Baldessari, Gehry And More Are Artists For Obama

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

President Obama demonstrated that he still has a knack for mobilizing members of the art world this week. According to The Los Angeles Times, a gr...

Topless Protest To Demand The Return Of A Matisse

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts

On a recent morning in Caracas, Venezuela, over a dozen topless women donning only red pants congregated in front of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo ...

Women's Mythopoetic Art: Going Back to Start, Heroically

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson


Will Artists Create For Obama This Year?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Although posters and creative strategies have long been part of elections, the 2008 presidential campaign was notable for the artistic boost that Bara...

Can Women In The Art World "Have It All"? Responses To The Atlantic's Contentious Article

ARTINFO | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

Anne-Marie Slaughter's recent article in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," has kicked off a typhoon of debate across the country. Sla...

Art, the Arts, and Policy

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

Let's start with a seemingly cut-and-dried example, Pablo Picasso and his painting, "Guernica," which was commissioned by the Spanish government but exiled from Spain by Picasso himself.

Brian Cowen Naked: Guerilla Artist Hangs Nude Paintings Of Irish PM

RTÉ News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Who snuck nude paintings of Taoiseach Brian Cowen into two of Dublin's most prestigious museums?...

The Art Offends

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yazmany Arboleda

My two installations, "The Assassination of Barack Obama" and "The Assassination of Hillary Clinton" made headlines when law officials detained me over the use of the word "assassination."