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artistic activism

Owen Griffiths

Created: 14 Jan 2019

[E]ssentially, it’s about: how can you subvert an artistic process to also be a useful one?...I think what’s happening in my practice is that I’m realizing that there’s an archipelago of ...

Ben Davis

Created: 14 Jan 2019

[P]eople want to have it both ways. They want to say "This is my form of intervention in the world. This is how I'm going to change the world -- but don't ask me how because I'm an ...

Pam Korza

Created: 14 Jan 2019

I think of that “why?” question. For artists who are really serious about doing this kind of change based work, many of them come to it with a kind of moral imperative. And the folks ...

Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Created: 14 Jan 2019

What kinds of worlds do not yet fully exist for these people that they would like to see enacted? And they just sort of come together and they know. World-making [as José Muñoz names it] ...

Gan Golan

Created: 14 Jan 2019

“If we can somehow observe the process that happens between a work of art and an idea reaching a community, and then that community taking a defiant form of action, that’s the black box. ...

Fernando Garcia-Dory

Created: 12 Jan 2019

I think it’s about creating a situation where we do art with political discourse inside an economical-political structure that is in itself transformative. So it’s not so much what we ...

Favianna Rodriguez

Created: 12 Jan 2019

I think that art is the language of possibility. Art is the language of the future, and through art we can actually create the vision of the world we want to see...To document how you're ...

Why Support C4AA for 2019?

Created: 20 Nov 2018

Why support artistic activism right now? Increasingly, we are hearing from artists in our network in the U.S and around the world that they want to use their creative skills ...

Art Action Academy: Macedonia 2018

Created: 09 Aug 2018

We had the privilege of training a group of artists and activists in Skopje, Macedonia from June 5-9, 2018. We were last in Macedonia training activists in 2016 ...

Amsterdam 2018 Creative Action Accelerator

Created: 12 Jul 2018

Thinking about doing a creative action at the AIDS Conference? Let’s work together. Center for Artistic Activism staff will be on hand to share our expertise. Some workshop tools, design help and materials may be ...

The Copenhagen Experiment

Created: 21 May 2018

May 14th, 2018: We are here in Denmark to launch the "Copenhagen Experiment."  This is the first ever public experiment on the comparative efficacy and afficacy of artistic activism vs more traditional forms of ...

The Copenhagen Experiment

Created: 19 May 2018

The past decade has witnessed a surge in “artistic activism,” both in practice and its study. Whether it actually works is however still a matter of faith more than fact. What has not been done is an ...

The C4AA Artistic Activism Grants 2017!

Created: 05 Feb 2018

Last year, we were able to give out grants to some of the thousand-ish C4AA workshop alumni. These artistic activists in Croatia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, the UK, and Hungary created seven artistic actions to increase public engagement with the seriously problematic issues of the ...

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