POW! – #StandForSomething
Opening: Samstag 19. März 2016, 19 Uhr
An exhibition of artists who engage in sociopolitical commentary through their artwork.
Anonymous | Dien Aye | André Boitard | Redas Dirzys
Yoonjee Geem & Jongin Moon | Markus Gutmann | Uwe Jonas | Peter Kennard | Thomas Kilpper | Georgia Lale | Julia Lazarus | Howard McCalebb | Penka Mincheva | Michael Moore | Andrius Savickas | Bruce Spear | Edouard Steinhauer | Liao Wenfeng | Phillip Zaiser | Martin Zet
It has been said that artists fight with their minds rather than with knives, bullets, or bombs.
If there is one thing that artists who engage the sociopolitical quagmires of civic life are good at, it is stirring up argument and rousing people with passion, emotion, and enthusiasm. The artist is often recognized as a rabble-rouser: somebody who stirs up anger, or other strong feelings especially for sociopolitical causes.
Pow! #StandForSomething will examine the role of visual art practice in contemporary sociopolitical struggle. This artwork is aimed at critically investigating the field in which visual culture meets a cry for political representation, social emancipation and the expression of discontent. It looks at the visual language of dissent and the flow of esthetics between artwork and civic responsibility.
Pow! #StandForSomething, is an exhibition bringing into focus a diversity of sociopolitical passions. The exhibition looks at the dynamics of public discourse, and the evolving content and rhetoric of sociopolitical protest.
19. 03. – 10. 04. 2016
Do. – Sa. 13 – 18 Uhr
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