How Artists Are Exploring Radical Economies

By Robert Kauffman, Resilience.org. -

There are many proposals for radical economies from progressive economists, activists and think tanks. Artists are increasingly joining these debates with speculative proposals and unconventional [...]

How New Creative Actions Are Fueling Chile’s Uprising

By Cristian Opaso, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In response to repression by Chilean police, decentralized performances — sparked by small artist collectives — are replacing traditional barricades. On the surface, things have calmed down in [...]

No Music For ICE! Musicians: Pull your Music From Amazon This Holiday Season

By Staff, Medium.com -

In an escalation of our NoMusicForICE campaign, we just issued takedown notices to pull our music from Amazon’s digital platform, and you can too. We’re calling on musicians & labels who oppose [...]

Concert For Assange Outside UK Home Office Demands “No Extradition!”

By Laura Tiernan, Wsws.org -

Hundreds gathered outside the UK Home Office in central London last night for a concert in support of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and multi-award-winning journalist Julian Assange. Rap artist [...]

Michael Brown’s Death Continues To Be A Catalyst For Change

By Lornet Turnbull, Waging Nonviolence. -

Michael Brown Sr. lies stock-still on his back on the floor of an art studio in St. Louis as an artist layers papier-mache on his arms, chest, and torso. Brown Sr. is a stand-in, the model for [...]

The Artist As Prophet

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By Chris Hedges, Truthdig -

Where is America headed? As the question is endlessly argued, especially during the presidential campaign, potential answers tend to inhabit political realms. However, Chris Hedges, suggests that [...]

Whitewashing American History The WPA Mural Controversy In San Francisco

By Jack Heyman, Internationalist.org -

There has a been a controversy percolating the last couple of years over protests against the 13-panel “Life of Washington” murals painted in 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist [...]

139 Scholars Implore SF School Board Not To Destroy Historic George Washington Mural

By Staff, Nonsite.org -

A Federal Art Project mural cycle of thirteen panels devised and painted by Victor Arnautoff in 1936 in a San Francisco high school portrays George Washington as a slave owner and as the author [...]

BP Portrait Award Protests

By Marianne Brooker, Theecologist.org -

Entrances to National Portrait Gallery blocked by performance activists, preventing guests from entering the gallery. A group of thirty artists, performers and activists arrived at the National [...]

Afrofuturism, Indigenous People And Intersectional Spaces: These Jackson Artists Hope Their Creations Inspire A Community

By Eric J. Shelton, Mississippitoday.org -

Empty spray paint cans lie on the pavement, paint rollers and brushes with vibrant colors resting at his feet, Kwame Braxton, a 29-year-old artist and Jackson native, takes a moment to look at [...]

Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike

By David Solnit, Commondreams.org -

Surrounded by a hundred teachers and supporters painting banners, screen printing fabric picket flags, and learning strike songs, Oakland teachers union president Keith Brown held a press [...]

OPEN: Multimedia Artist Robin Bell Envisions Inclusive Society

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC — Multimedia artist and filmmaker Robin Bell premiered a moving lights and projection exhibition of what an open and transparent society should be at the Corcoran School of Arts [...]

Trump, World War I And The Lessons Of Poetry

By Thomas Scott Tucker, Counterpunch.org -

In plain English: How sweet and honorable it is to die for one’s country: death pursues the man who flees, spares not the hamstrings or cowardly backs of battle-shy youths. Poets are all too [...]

Banksy Artwork Shreds Itself Right After Selling At Auction For $1.4 Million

By Adam Rosenberg, Mashable.com -

Which is more artful: The painted work, preserved forever on canvas; or the carefully orchestrated act of destroying said canvas? Banksy implicitly asked that very question on Friday. An auction [...]

Disobedient Art Can Win The Fight Against Artwashing

By Staff, Gofossilfree.org -

As artists and cultural workers we’ve chosen to undermine the power of the fossil fuel industry in our own backyard directly. We’ve put our focus on confronting artwashing, which is basically [...]