Activism

Hauser & Wirth Take on Estate of Gustav Metzger

The move marks the first time Metzger, who helped lead a mid-20th-century art movement known as auto-destructive art, has ever been represented by a commercial gallery....

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Radical Black Resistance

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, a new show explores the impact of Angela Davis' visit to East Germany in 1972. ...

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Ai Weiwei Creates 10,000 Masks in Aid of Coronavirus Charities

Humanitarian groups will receive income from the artist-activist's artful masks, some of which bear a defiant middle finger....

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Nevada Museum of Art Acquires Judy Chicago’s Full Fireworks Archive

The archive contains thousands of photographs, digital images and other materials related to the artist-activist's site-specific works involving coloured smoke and fireworks from 1967 to the present....

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Climate Activists Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum in BP Protest

Activists from the theatrical protest group BP or not BP? dressed as warriors to protest against corporate sponsorship deal with oil firm....

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Photojournalist Raises Fears About Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam has described his ongoing fight to clear his name after he was detained last year by police in Dhaka....

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Art on the Streets Exhibition

The posters invite the viewer to consider the role that visual activism can play in our everyday experience, highlighting the power of images to challenge and empower....

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Chelsea Manning In First UK Appearance

Chelsea Manning to be honoured at this year’s annual Friends of the Institute of Contemporary Arts dinner, marking her first public appearance in the uk....

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The Capitalist Mindwash and Oprah For President

Enough of the rags to riches celebrity graft narrative - Oprah for President? Please, no....

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Let Loose the Orange Beast and Good Riddance to Capitalism

The age of Reagan reaches its apogee in Donald Trump. Now, bring on the fall....

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Self-Medication or Self-Anesthesia: It’s No Wonder We Tune Out

Beneficiaries of the system promote their lies; the sane seek solace where they can get it...

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Loitered Lens: Billy Bragg and Sean McGowan

Activist singer-songwriters go head-to-head at Islington's Assembly Hall...

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Exclusive Colleges Make For More Inclusive Colleges. Whut?!

Student-led protests for inclusive campuses are more likely at selective universities ...

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Nick, Find a Cave and Hide Your Face

What could Po$$ibly make a $eemingly $en$itive arti$t $uch a$ Nick Cave Play I$rael?...

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Loitered Lens: UK Subs and The Angry Agenda

Grassroots garage punk brings a dose of righteous anger to The Flag...

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Death (Sentence) Metal: Not a Crime [Tarantist]

Iranian Metal goes one step further - TarantisT now sing in Farsi...

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Darkness at the Edge of Town

Mass shootings are a reflection of a culture that used guns to create itself...

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Capitalism. Either it Goes, or We Do

The city's pantheon of possibility has been scoured away. Whither now?...

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Hurricanes are Real, Even if You Deny Climate Change

Post-Irma, the desperate pseudoscience of deniers is a cacophony of crazy ...

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Opportunity Can’t Be Looted

Nobody loves a looter, but industrial-scale corruption is just fine...

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Culling Yet More ‘Savages’: North Korea in Context

If you wish to inflict genocide on a people, it's OK as long as you term them 'savages'...

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I haven’t jumped on the Corbyn express: Chris T-T: Interview (Part Two)

'If you sing about anything other than universal themes, you put people off'...

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‘I hope I can turn it down.’ Chris T-T Contemplates a Quieter Life (Interview)

Like holding back the tide, folk singer and reluctant activist Chris T-T struggles to adapt to a life without opinions...

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Requiem4Grenfell – Images and Verse

Scenes of community, hope, defiance and care from the wreckage of Grenfell...

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Tune in, Turn On, Don’t die with your novel still in you.

One man's wisdom is another man's trite platitude, but who wants to spend their life guarding dust?...

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Sunflowers and Daguerreotypes: Rencontres d’Arles

At the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival ...

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The Better Part of Valour. On Leaving the USA (or Anywhere)

Sometimes the best thing to do is up sticks and go...

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An Attempt at a Productive Conversation with a Conservative: A Fantasy Saga

How do you chat politics with a Tory (without frothing at the mouth)? Invent one....

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Trump’s Antics Abroad Would be Scary – If He Held the Strings

Novelty Handshakes, Ketchup on Steak - Trump on Tour is Not Where the Power Lies...

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They Might Be Dragons! Inventing Trauma for Population Control

State manufactured fear is a phantom which can never be fought. But it can be ignored....

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