Political Art

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We discuss the flurry of political and activist activity related to the art world from 1960 through the seventies and eighties. Examples includes the Feminist and Black Power movements as well as the more philosophical actions of the Situationists.

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Political Art

  1. 1. Culture as a Weapon: Art & Politics
  2. 2. Andy Warhol, Birmingham Race Riots, 1964
  3. 3. Guy Debord, Psychogeography of Paris, 1957
  4. 4. Asger Jörn, Top of the World, 1960
  5. 5. Jamie Reid, Sex Pistols Poster, 1976
  6. 6. Joseph Beuys, 7000 Oaks Project, 1982
  7. 7. David Hammons, America the Beautiful, 1968
  8. 8. Betye Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, 1972
  9. 9. Leon Golub, Mercenaries I, 1976
  10. 10. Leon Golub, Interrogation II, 1981
  11. 11. Robert Colescott, GW Carter Crossing the Delaware, 1975
  12. 12. Robert Colescott, Eat Dem Taters, 1975
  13. 13. Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974-79
  14. 14. Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974-79
  15. 15. Hannah Wilke, SOS Starification Series, 1974
  16. 16. Hannah Wilke, Intra-Venus, 1990-93
  17. 17. The Guerilla Girls
  18. 18. The Guerilla Girls, Advantages, 1985
  19. 19. The Guerilla Girls, Met Museum, 1986
  20. 20. Jenny Holzer, Truisms, 1977-79
  21. 21. Jenny Holzer, Truisms, 1977-79
  22. 22. Barbara Kruger, I Shop Therefore I Am, 1987
  23. 23. Barbara Kruger, Your Body is a Battleground, 1987
  24. 24. David Wojnarowicz, Speechless (Still from “Fire in My Belly”), 1987

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