#Political Art

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Season’s Greetings by Banksy

What if a children’s game turned into a frightening nightmare? And what would you think if the cause was… you? In Port Talbot, UK, Banksy...

Camilla de Laurentis 20 May 2022

Contemporary Art

Moving Dialogues Between Art History and The Syrian War

And yet another war. The only thing that I can do about it, apart from donating to humanitarian aid organizations, pressuring my government to take...

Magda Michalska 14 March 2022

actionism in russia: Anatoly Osmalovsky, Necesiudik's Journey to Brombdingnag Land, 1993, Moscow, Russia. Contemporary Art

Why Political Actionism Is So Popular in Russia

The sources of Russian political actionism are in the unofficial art of the 1960s. Nonconformism emerged in a country where kitschy socialist realism...

Diana Sadretdinova 7 March 2022

Review

The Women Who Changed Art Forever: A Novel Graphic about Feminist Art

The Women Who Changed Art Forever is a graphic novel written by Valentina Grande with the illustrations of Eva Rossetti. It’s a visual journey...

Arianna Richetti 25 November 2021

Contemporary Chronicles: Adeel-uz-Zafar, Antagonist 1/ Dragon, Review

Contemporary Chronicles: A Conversation About 9/11

South Asia Institute, or SAI, located in the museum district in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue, cultivates the art and culture of South Asia and...

Guest Profile 22 November 2021

Interview

CHEAP: When Art Meets Activism – Interview with the Co-founder Sara Manfredi

“Art” and “activism” surely are not enough words to describe what CHEAP is. CHEAP is an innovative Italian street poster art...

Arianna Richetti 18 September 2021

History

Petticoats, Pennies, and Politics: A Short History of the Suffragette Penny

Have you ever found one of those old brown British pennies? In an antique shop or in one of Grandma’s old handbags? Just a small, flat copper disc?...

Candy Bedworth 12 December 2020

Contemporary Art

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut’s art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption,...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020

Museum Stories

Monuments Now: In Search of New Monuments

Exhibition review of "Monuments Now" at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 August 2020