Architects Build Society’s Cage On National Mall In Bold Statement On Racial Strife

By John Zangas, DC Media Group. -

A group of five designers at the internationally known SmithGroup Architecture firm set up a metallic cubic structure on the National Mall to frame the struggle of Black Lives in America. The [...]

Street Artists Rise To The Occasion

By Paul Von Blum, Progressive.org. -

The massive protests in Los Angeles in response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and so many others organized through the Black Lives Matter movement generated an [...]

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 [...]