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Topic Archives: Political
Between displacement and dissent: 8 Syrian contemporary artists
Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013
Art Radar highlights eight contemporary Syrian artists who test the boundaries of artistic expression, creating works that reflect, critique and inspire.
Street art for social change in Middle East, North Africa – Al Jazeera video
Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013
Al Jazeera looks at how street artists are using murals to take the revolution offline in the Arab world, making their political points heard through art.
“Sip!” Three generations of Indonesian Art in Singapore – picture feast
Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2013
The travelling exhibition “Sip! Contemporary Indonesian Art Today” at ARNDT Singapore (14 September to 20 October 2013) features sixteen artists spanning three generations.
Taiwan’s “Floating Islands” and the politics of art
Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013
As part of the Shanghai Biennale Zhongshan Park Project, the exhibition “Floating Islands” brought together Chinese and Taiwanese artists to confront political issues with art.
Ai Weiwei co-curates shocking exhibition in the Netherlands – picture feast
Posted on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Co-curated by activist artist Ai Weiwei, “FUCK OFF 2″ presents, unsurprisingly, disturbing and shocking artworks by 37 Chinese artists and artist groups that reflect on the state of China today.
Manifesta under pressure to abandon St Petersburg in the name of LGBT rights
Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013
A call for Manifesta 10 to abandon St Petersburg as its 2014 venue because of the rise in Russian “anti-gay sentiment” and the “legitimising of hatemongering in legislation” is garnering support, but is it the right move?
What is Indonesian contemporary art? Inside Indonesia
Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Sydney researcher Adrian Vickers breaks down the trends that define contemporary Indonesian art.