activist art


Female Graffiti Artists Are Fighting Sexual Violence in Colombia

A growing group of women in Colombia are using graffiti as a form of resistance art.


Troops in Riot Gear Deliver a Hidden Message in Venice

Anti-war performance art invades the Venice Biennale.


Why Is a Simulated Smoke Flag Flying Over Texas?

John Gerrard tips his hat to America's oil consumption.


Artists Create Stunning Murals to Raise Awareness of Ocean Conservation

PangeaSeed combines the worlds of art and activism to spread an important message about protecting oceans.


Neon Sculptures Illuminate Animals on the Verge of Extinction

A pop-up art exhibit sheds light on creatures threatened by consumerism.


Ai Weiwei’s LEGO Portraits Depict 176 Activists and Political Prisoners

For a new exhibition in Washington DC, Ai Weiwei shows LEGO portraits that resemble surveillance and internet images.


3,500 Salvaged Life Jackets Storm Denmark for Ai Weiwei's Latest

For World Refugee Day, Ai Weiwei placed thousands of refugee life jackets in the windows of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg.


Legendary Sex Educators Staged a Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic in Athens

Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens facilitate spontaneous sex talks on the streets of Athens.


Japanese Artist Builds Full-Scale Replica of Home Hit by Hurricane Katrina

Artist Takashi Horisaki made a replica of a condemned Lower Ninth Ward house to highlight racial tension and economic disparity.


Airbrushed Paintings Portray the Isolation and Heartbreak of Mass Incarceration

Mario Ayala leverages colorful imagery, religion, and correspondence to bridge cultural divides.


Floridians Hack Google to Display Poetry by Inmates in Miami

As part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, South Florida residents are altering Google’s autocomplete by typing in one-line poems penned by incarcerated people in Miami.