activist art

activist art

Troops in Riot Gear Deliver a Hidden Message in Venice

Anti-war performance art invades the Venice Biennale.
DJ Pangburn

Why Is a Simulated Smoke Flag Flying Over Texas?

John Gerrard tips his hat to America's oil consumption.
Nathaniel Ainley
neon art

Neon Sculptures Illuminate Animals on the Verge of Extinction

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

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.
DJ Pangburn
activist art

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.
DJ Pangburn
good dogs

These Bedazzled Doggy "Cones of Shame" Will Make Your Day

Who's a pretty boy?
Tanja M. Laden

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.
Maya-Roisin Slater

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.
DJ Pangburn

Airbrushed Paintings Portray the Isolation and Heartbreak of Mass Incarceration

Mario Ayala leverages colorful imagery, religion, and correspondence to bridge cultural divides.
DJ Pangburn
activist art

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.
Monica Uszerowicz
activist art

Protest Signs Remade as Light Boxes Illuminate the Civil Rights Struggle

Artist Sam Durant finds the poetry in protest language and renders it in neon.
Antwaun Sargent
50 states of art

Essay: In the Heart of Dixie, Art Is Social Commentary | #50StatesofArt

Mississippi artist Johnnie Mae Maberry reflects on what it means to create in the heart of the American South.
Johnnie Mae Maberry