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Activist Art

A visual record of activist art history from Dada to Conceptual to Street Art.

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Activist Art

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  2. 2. ReBar <ul><li>‘ Our goal was to transform a parking spot into a PARK(ing) space thereby temporarily expanding the public realm and improving the quality of urban human habitat, at least until the meter ran out.’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. JR <ul><li>Parisian photographer JR pastes gigantic format portraits up on walls in the city. He directly challenges advertisement posters where models are passive because the people in his photos actively look out at us. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dan Witz <ul><li>A NYC based artist who pastes stickers on buildings around the city. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Robert Knoth <ul><li>A Dutch artist who photographs ordinary people who have grown up near Chernobyl and other sites of nuclear devastation. </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE: Annya Pesenko, Chernobyl certificate no. 000358/2005 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fiona Hall An installation called ‘Tender’ was made by the artist mimicking a variety of actual nests using American dollar bills, raising questions about the value of profit over wildness and diversity.
  7. 7. Lisa Solomon <ul><li>‘ Coagulent Rifle Targets ’ flowers painted in watercolour on vintage rifle targets in 2005. The flowers depicted were used traditionally to stop bleeding and in wound care. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Seed Bombs <ul><li>Guerilla Gardeners in NYC and London throw balls of clay containing seeds into vacant lots in order to green the city. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Judy Chicago <ul><li>Feminist artist in the 1970’s installation The Dinner Party inviting outstanding women from history overlooked by patriarchal historians. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fluxus <ul><li>Meaning ‘to flow’ is an art movement that began in the 1960’s influenced by Dadaism. An international network of artists interested in blending different artistic media and disciplines. Trust is a sculpture by Yoko Ono. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lee Miller <ul><li>Surrealist photographer and model, lee Miller was a photojournalist for Vogue Magazine during WW2. </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE: Piano by Broadwood London, 1942 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Surrealism Developed out of Dada in the 1920’s in Paris, artists and writers expressed the Surrealist philosophy or manifesto. Art as protest was political and experimental. IMAGE: Le Violon d’Ingres by Man Ray
  13. 13. Man Ray Indestructible Object 1923, is an assisted readymade.
  14. 14. LHOOQ Marcel Duchamp painted a moustache on the Mona Lisa in 1919, poking fun at the world’s most famous painting.
  15. 15. Marcel Duchamp Readymade art was revolutionary in the early 20 th century. Bicycle Wheel was assembled in 1913.
  16. 16. Dada <ul><li>An informal art movement in Europe and North America. Protesting bourgeois values, war and capitalism and rejecting traditional cultural aesthetics. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Hugo Ball Writer of the dada manifesto performs a cut-up poem.
  18. 20. Dada Poetry <ul><li>To make a dadaist poem </li></ul><ul><li>Take the newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a pair of scissors. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out the article. </li></ul><ul><li>Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag. </li></ul><ul><li>Shake it gently. </li></ul><ul><li>Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy concientiously. </li></ul><ul><li>Tristan Tzara 1918 </li></ul>