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Protest Art

The Flobots: Reviving the Poetry of Politics

Brendan Smith | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Brendan Smith

Our generation's fight to build a sustainable future will be long and hard. To prevail we will need a battalion of Flobots to inspire and fortify our wills -- and together we will make the world better and more beautiful place.

'All Artists Are Activists'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

This week, the Public Theater in New York played host to an impressive group of artists and writers including Salman Rushdie and Carl Bernstein. "Thou...

The Art of Palestinian Resistance

Khaled Diab | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Khaled Diab

Regardless of whether or not art can really be divorced from politics, Palestinian art is intimately and inseparably linked to the Palestinian cause. Once the Palestinian people gain their freedom, then their art, too, can be liberated from politics.

U.K. Protest Art Is Hip Again | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts


Art Resisting Romania's Communism

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts

BUCHAREST, Romania — One painting shows a peasant crucified above a hole in the shape of Romania. Another of a man holding a book is painted in ...

Katherine Brooks

Artist Makes 'Occupy' Chairs For The 1%? | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

Our favorite thing to come out of Design Miami/Basel this past week was Sebastian Errazuriz's mind-bending project, "Occupy Chairs." Cristina Grajales...

PHOTO: Does This #OWS Poster Go Too Far?

Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

A poster for Occupy Wall Street's (OWS) November 17 'Day of Action' seems to compare OWS to the historic 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square in Beijing,...

20 Tons Of Tibetan Soil: Art?

AP | By ASHWINI BHATIA | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

DHARMSALA, India -- An art installation made of 20 tons of soil from Tibet has touched a deep emotional chord among Tibetan exiles, hundreds of whom l...

This Is Not Ai Weiwei's Corpse

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

The rebellious Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been grabbing headlines over his ongoing dispute with the Chinese government, but his latest flood of atte...

WATCH: The Art Of Occupy LA: Saber's Protest Flag

Posted 12.14.2011 | Arts

After his recent push to end the mural moratorium in LA, a new time lapse video documenting street artist Saber's Occupy LA artwork has been released....

Art Installation Takes On Debt

AP/The Huffington Post | By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER | Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A temporary art structure in Kansas City, Mo., made up of dozens of large steel shipping containers is creating a buzz with its me...

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei Back With New Exhibition

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In his new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, notorious trickster-activist Ai Weiwei playfully approaches serious subject matter. The sho...

The Struggles Of Russian Street Art

Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts

The first images of Russian street art that made it onto the blog circuit were unsettling. They weren't sorrowful like some of the works in Cairo, and...

Does Street Art Really Show A Healthier Cairo?

Travis Korte | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

Last week, the New York Times ran a story titled, "The Maturing of Street Art in Cairo," that linked a move away from simple political slogans to a he...

BLOG WATCH> 40 Years Of Japanese Protest Posters On Pink Tentacle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From radioactively mutated objects to flaming butterflies, the Japanese imagery of protest has developed its own unique themes. In this selection of p...