Art can be used as a form of protest against injustice, oppression, and inequality. It can be used to express ideas, invoke emotion, and challenge authority. By exploring art's power to express ideas, we can learn about the past and make a better future
Art as Resistance
The first documented example of art resistance was the graffiti artwork in the ruins of Pompeii in 79 A.D. In the 1960s, the Mexican muralist movement used politically charged artwork to protest the oppressive regime of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
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In the late 1970s, the San Francisco based Guerilla Girls formed as an anonymous group of female artists to protest discrimination in the art world and emphasize the contributions of female artists. In 1950s Italy, the Arte Nucleare movement used shock tactics to subvert the influence of the Italian Communist Party on contemporary art. The US-based Black Panther Party used art as a tool for social change, organizing art exhibitions as well as film screenings and lectures.
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Art & Resistance Lessons
Visual Art Perfomance Art Final Project
Which medium of art would you like to learn about first?
In a moment you will... Get your collages from your cubbies Move into a circle Ensure you can see everyone in the circle Sit up straight Make eye contact Listen attentively
State your name Choose 4-5 images to name that you included Describe why you included these images Answer the question: Who are you?
Make sure you turned in your collage written refletion on schoology Make sure to turn in your collage (name and period # on the back) Chairs go back into their original spots
What about the Social Justice Action Project (aka your Final)?
choose an art medium connect with an outside organization/school create an art piece to empower/support present what you did to the class
Unity Clap and Song Box Up