Art For Change

‘Protest art is avowedly activist, seeking to achieve a tangible political impact by mobilizing opinion against a powerful adversary. Protest art turns state propaganda on its head, creating a subversive counter to official iconography.’

(taken from 100 ideas that changed Art via Credo Reference on The London Met catalogue).

On display in Aldgate library is a selection of books on this subject from our collection, including by The CASS lecturer Patrick Brill, aka Bob and Roberta Smith who instigated the ‘Art Party’, a project concerned with campaigning and sharing political thought in and through contemporary art, along with other politically engaged work.

See also current exhibitions at Victoria Miro ‘Protest’, on until the 5th November, or the ‘Guerilla Girls’ at the Whitechapel Gallery, on until the 5th March.

The Guardian article interviewing some on the artists involved with the Victoria Miro exhibition. 

image copyright London Metropolitan University

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