Art as Activism

Activism Presentation from Helen Jones ART & Activism: Dangerous Art All art is political in the sense that all art takes place in the public arena and engages with an already existing ideology. Yet there are times when art becomes dangerously political for both the artist and the viewers who engage with that art. Think of Jacques-Louis David’s involvement in the French Revolution—his individual investment in art following the bloodshed—and his imprisonment during the reign of terror. If it were not for certain sympathisers, David may well have ended up another victim of the guillotine. Goya is another example of an artist who fell foul of government…

Contextual Studies 2

Final Essay Submission Michelle Wright Essay Final with Front Page Essay Question Select one of the lecture topics from Semester One from which to explore and analyse the work of a single artist. You should restrict your analysis of their work to a key period and consider how it could be analysed and discussed from different perspectives. Modern Trends: Social Media and the Activist Artist Synopsis Since the introduction of Social Media into the modern world, the Activist Artist has been able to promote social, political, economic or environmental reform to a global audience. This Essay explores the use of…

Dada Punk

During the Summer Holiday I began developing a theme that began with some research into Tedder House, Haus Helfa. I decided that a good theme to take further was the use of the Tedder Carpet to bomb large scale areas where many civilian casualties would occur. After researching Arthur Tedder and his involvement in World War 2, I began to contemplate the fact that carpet bombing still occurs today and the fact that after all this, the world is still at war. Most pertinent to me is the humanitarian cost of such warfare and the civilians who lose their homes,…