Sunday, April 10

Agitprop!


Yoko Ono and John Lennon made noise with their 1972, Some Time in New York City.
"At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. For the past hundred years, the term agitprop, a combination of agitation and propaganda, has directly reflected the intent of this work. Agitprop! connects contemporary art devoted to social change with historic moments in creative activism, highlighting activities that seek to motivate broad and diverse publics. Exploring the complexity, range, and impact of these artistic practices—including photography, film, prints, banners, street actions, songs, digital files, and web platforms—the exhibition expands over its run within a unique and dynamic framework. ..."
Brooklyn Museum
NY Times: The Art of Politics, in ‘Agitprop!’ at the Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum’s Activist Art Show Is a Messy Collision of Curation and Politics
Art In America: Waves of Dissent, Legacies of Change
YouTube: Dread Scott: Brooklyn Museum's New 'Agitprop!' Exhibit | BK Live

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