Practice as research [Week 33] Why art is not protest

Louise Atkinson considers protest art, protesting artists, and non-participation as protest by artists in this post. She looks at the apparent contradiction of the visual art form of agitprop, which is rooted in the 1917 Russian Revolution and still practised by artists such as Banksy,  being considered fine art rather than graphic art. She looks at the work of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei, and artists removing their works from specific exhibitions in order to protest.

Practice as research [Week 33] Why art is not protest by Louise Atkinson.


Weekly Blog Club was set up in early January 2012 to encourage people to blog regularly, and especially to encourage those working in and with the public sector, charities and voluntary organisations in the UK to find their own 'voice' through writing.

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