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 [...]

Billboard Altered In Iowa To Say “No Respect US Army”

By Frank Cordaro. -

As part of the "NO Respect - Ground the Drones" IA Campaign a billboard supporting the US Army was altered to say "No Respect US Army."  A Concerned Christian Political Artist who put the "No [...]

700 Pound Heroin Spoon Installed Outside OxyContin Manufacturer

By Nate Freeman, Artsy.net. -

Connecticut - Art dealer Fernando Luis Alvarez installed a gigantic spoon-shaped sculpture by the artist Domenic Esposito in front of the headquarters of Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Connecticut, [...]

AfGJ Reviews Year’s “Best” Albums For Activists

By James Patrick Jordan, Afgj.org -

It’s that time of year when we look back on the old year while entering the new.  On the music front, there were many releases in 2017 to pique the interest of the socially and politically [...]

‘Protest Matters’ Museum Shows What Resistance Looks Like

By John Zangas, dcmediagroup.us -

By John Zangas for DCMG - Washington, DC–A free exhibit called “Protest Matters” was organized by a local anthropologist to showcase items used at protests and how they promote change for public [...]