This board surveys a number of influential artists, and it explores the role of art as a means of working out public memory, criticizing the status quo, and…
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"The best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time." ~ Toni Morrison
"The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude." ~ George Orwell
I wanted to write a poem that rhymes but revolution doesn't lend itself to be-bopping then my neighbor who thinks I hate asked - do you ever write tree poems - I like trees so I thought I'll write a beautiful green tree poem peeked from my window to check the image noticed the school yard was covered with asphalt no green - no trees grow in manhattan then, well, I thought the sky I'll do a big blue sky poem but all the clouds have winged... ~ Nikki Giovanni, "For Saundra," 1968
"Dial Down the Feminism" - Last week one of my art teachers suggested I 'dial down the feminism.' Today I showed him my newest piece. ~ @alexbertanades, February 2018.
"Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we -- from the local to the global." ~ Olafur Eliasson
When Racism & Sexism Are No Longer Fashionable, What Will Your Art Collection Be Worth? ~ Guerrilla Girls
"Art is presented as politicallly neutral as though it is not shaped by a reality of domination." ~ Bell Hooks, Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies Source: Saved by the bell hooks, on Tumblr (http://savedbythe-bellhooks.tumblr.com/post/111117946253/source-reel-to-real-race-sex-and-class-at-the)
"Revolution" Artist: Brandan Odums As a part of Project Be, Odums painted this graffiti-style mural inside the ruined remains of the Florida public housing development in the 9th Ward. — in New Orleans, Louisiana.
"There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are." ~ Nina Simone Artist: Brandan Odums As a part of Project Be, Odums painted this graffiti-style mural inside the ruined remains of the Florida public housing development in the 9th Ward. -- New Orleans, Louisiana.
"Race is performative!" ~ Saul Williams Artist: Ron Wimberly (https://medium.com/the-nib/)
"You have to be taught to be second class. You're not born that way." ~ Lena Horne Artist: Ron Wimberly (https://medium.com/the-nib/)