Art and activism

 

Arts Council England has commissioned this guide with 64 Million Artists to support those who are interested in finding out more about Cultural Democracy and exploring how they might put it into practice. It’s aimed at those who are starting out on this journey:

 

64 Million Artists with Arts Council England (2018)Cultural Democracy in Practice. London: Arts Council England.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/CulturalDemocracyInPractice.pdf

 

The Movement for Cultural Democracy

http://colouringinculture.org/cultural-democracy-home

 

Mykki Blanco Celebrates Johannesburg's Born-Free Queer Artists and Activists

i-D documentary film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AXWQT486_E

 

Crimp, D. (1989)‘Mourning and Militancy’ in Crimp, D. (2002) Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics. London: MIT Press. https://queerartpractices.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/crimp_mourningmilitancy.pdf

Bishop, C. (2012) Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. London: Verso.

 

Leeson, L. (2019) Art : Process : Change: Inside a Socially Situated Practice. London: Routledge

 

Lippard, L. (1984) ‘Trojan-Horses: Activist Art and Power’in Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation. New York: David R Godine

http://voidnetwork.gr/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Trojan-Horses-Activist-Art-and-Power-Lucy-Lippard.pdf

 

Lippard, L. (1984) Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change. New York: E. P. Dutton

Mesch, C ed. (2013). Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945. London. I.B.Tauris

Sholette, G (2017). Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism. London. Pluto Press

Viveros-Fauné, C (2018) Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art. David Zwirner Books

Powerful Art Activism TED Talks playlist

https://www.ted.com/playlists/476/powerful_art_activism

 

Platform London: Arts Activism Education Research

https://platformlondon.org

 

Weiwei, A, & Pins, A. ed. (2014) Spatial Matters: Art, Architecture & Activism.

London: MIT Press

Tania Bruguera performing El Peso de la Culpa (The Burden of Guilt), 1997–1999, Caracas, Venezuela. Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York/Courtesy of Studio Bruguera.

Annette Lemieux (b. 1957), Black Mass, 1991.

Latex, acrylic, and oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Emily Fisher Landau. 

© Annette Lemieux

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