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Art and Activism: Artists as Activists



Gabriel-Garcia-Roman                                                BRICK X BRICK Takes Trump Tower.       

Art activists – contrary to art critics who analyze aesthetics, beauty, genres and form – generate political protest and social activism outside the art-world through art. They, nonetheless want to ‘change’ and improve the world’ through their social practice but may not let go of the ‘artist’ in them. - Art Activism – Morally and Politically Correct?  by Rabeya Jalil. Art Now in Pakistan.

  • Craftivism
  • Art activists
  • Queer Art

List of Artists

Tania Bruguera

Ai Weiwei

Cildo Meireles

Guerrilla Girls

Suzanne Lacy

Ahmed Basiony

Shannon Downey (Chicago) and Sarah Corbett (Liverpool) 

Camilo Godoy

Kristen Haskell

Gabriel Garcia Roman

Tinted Justice, and WERRRQSHOP

Liam Geary Baulch

Guillermo Gómez-Peña 

Molly Crabapple

Splash and Burn

Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya


The Tanks: Tania Bruguera 



 Ai Weiwei
A Study of Perspective – Eiffel Tower 19952003
C-type print
38.9 x 59 cm
Courtesy the artist © Ai Weiwei

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