Art and Protest — a thread Is art political? If so, how?

Destruction of the National Front 1979-1980 Eddie Chambers born 1960 Presented by Tate Members 2013

Join the Museum of Dissent collective for a practical workshop that discusses the connections between art, protest, and dissent. This workshop will look at a thread of thought around protest art, exploring:

• Protest art, its definition and who creates it
• Where it is created and why
• How and when protest art is made
• Who it is made for

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The workshop aims to reflect on the role, power, and value of artistic and cultural practice in resistance. Showcasing art and artists’ ability to make profound comments on socio-political issues through various mediums. The workshop will be online and interactive, so feel free to bring your own examples and definitions of art and protest. If you have the time, it will be useful to reflect on the two prep questions before the session.

Prep questions:
• How would you define “dissent”?
• What does “Art and Protest” mean to you personally?

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‘Art and Protest — a thread’ is part of Interruptions/Disruptions, a programme of public events devised by Dr Eleanor K. Jones, Dr. Priti Mishra, and Dr Sarah Hayden in conjunction with John Hansard Gallery. This series is funded by the Public Engagement with Research Unit at the University of Southampton.

The Interruptions/Disruptions programme was devised as a polyvocal response to the themes animating the Voices in the Gallery exhibition, Many voices, all of them loved at John Hansard Gallery earlier in 2020.

Image: Eddie Chambers, Destruction of the National Front, 1979-80. © Eddie Chambers

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