political art


This Monumental Art Project Is Putting Billboards in 52 Cities Across America

Today, Hank Willis Thomas and For Freedoms are launching the largest public art campaign in American history.
Beckett Mufson

This Nightmarish Burger Art Is a Perfect Metaphor for America

Aaron Johnson's sock sculptures and political paintings look like outsider art on acid.
Julia Gray
mixed reality

Holograms Bring the Grim Reality of the Syrian Civil War to America

'Holograms from Syria' puts grisly war images in a hauntingly familiar context.
Andrew Nunes
political art

The Art of Our Perverse Political Culture

The 2016 presidential election was a battle of the sexes nobody wanted.
Antwaun Sargent
gallery show

How to Survive Systemic Racism in America

Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter explores the politics of survival at We Buy Gold in Brooklyn.
Antwaun Sargent
activist art

Troops in Riot Gear Deliver a Hidden Message in Venice

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

Timely Gallery Show Is a Meditation on Saying Goodbye

'EXIT' is more than "The Brexit Show," however.
Maya-Roisin Slater
digital art

This Net Art Will Make You Question Why You're Celebrating July 4th

Founder of FELT Zine Mark Sabb and new media artist Michael Green tap into the psyche of American politics.
Nathaniel Ainley
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
vector art

Pixel Portraits Showcase the Creative Potential of Vector Art

John Harman wields the vector line like a paintbrush in his elegantly crafted digital works.
Andrew Nunes
political art

North Korean Defector's Art Blends Disney and Communism

After fleeing North Korea, Sun Mu changed his name, experimented with style, and began critiquing a regime he once admired.
Dyllan Furness
50 states of art

This Wyoming Art Collective Turned Political in the Wake of Trump

How three women escaped their bubbles to build authentic conversations about art and politics in Laramie.
Beckett Mufson