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.
The Movement for Cultural Democracy
Mykki Blanco Celebrates Johannesburg's Born-Free Queer Artists and Activists
i-D documentary film:
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.
Harper, Mireille (2020) 10 Steps to Non Optical Allyship, reprinted in Vogue (3 June 2020) from instagram @mireillecharper https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/non-optical-ally-guide
Lewis, 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
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
Platform London: Arts Activism Education Research
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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