Edited by Alain Bieber and Francesca Gavin
Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in which we live, with traditional democracies being challenged from all sides, the changing climate, global movements for social justice, and political upheaval causing millions to search for a better life abroad, this relationship has never been more important. The Art of Protest will explore the connection between art, politics, and activism today, revealing how, over the past decade, artists have been engaging with political and social issues of all kinds, through different artistic mediums.
About the Editors:
Francesca Gavin is the author of six books, and a contributing editor at Kaleidoscope, Twin, Good Trouble, Beauty Papers, and Financial Times, How to Spend It magazine. She co-curated "Manifesta11" and has curated exhibitions at Somerset House and Palais de Tokyo. She was Co-editor of gestalten's The Age of Collage 3, published in 2020.
Alain Bieber is the artistic director of the cultural institution NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and co-founder of Rosy DX, studio for digital transformation. For the past two decades he has been organizing exhibitions with contemporary artists, especially in the fields of art and activism, net and media art, pop culture and photography.