Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series at OCADU This February, Toronto’s OCAD University offers the Kym Pruesse speaker series titled Art Creates Change. Susan Buck-Morss and Wafaa Bilal (previously seen on Groundswell) will each speak in the first half of the month, on February 3rd and 10th respectively. Below is more information about [...]
Since November 15, 2010, Voina members Oleg Vorotnikov and Leonid Nikolaev have been held in pretrial detention. Their arrest in Moscow, following the anti-corruption protest seen in the video below, was made by Russia’s anti-extremism police under the pretext of hooliganism. In the months that have followed, Voina has been busy. “Our action “The Palace [...]
Funeral Procession of Free Artistic Expression – A Museum Censorship Protest by LA Raw and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics
LA Raw leads the Funeral Procession of Free Artistic Expression, image by Liana Aghajanian As promised, LA Raw confronted Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Museum, with charges of censorship by marching their Funeral Procession of Free Artistic Expression through downtown Los Angeles. Clough presented the keynote address to the Los Angeles Town Hall meeting [...]
Flooding in Australia made possible a canoe trip through a Brisbane McDonald’s, a catastrophe much like the one envisioned by the Danish art collective Superflex. Watch the Superflex first below, then the real life version (which is sardonically set to the Chipmunks song Fish Heads).
On the heels of the LA MOCA whitewashing catastrophe that saw Blu’s mural erased, rides a new protest art group known as LA Raw. The group surfaced in the days after news of Deitch and Blu’s skirmish made headlines, with a modus operandi that seemed a direct response to the censorship of Blu’s anti-war message. [...]