An illuminated iceberg as part of a project by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter for COP26.
EPA/FRANK SCHWARZBACH / LIGHT ART EXPEDITIONS
Artists do more than tell us there’s a problem. They can add nuance to the complex web of interconnected issues we face and tell stories about loss, possibility and transformation.
The Johannesburg version of the library.
Anthea Pokroy/Courtesy Kudzanai Chiurai
With vinyl records, zines and political posters instead of just books, The Library of Things We Forgot to Remember offers a way to reimagine African history.
Artwork at the site of George Floyd’s memorial in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Digital artwork has helped campaigns such as the #ClimateStrikeOnline thrive on social media. Through three examples, I explore why digital arts can sustain political engagement amid the pandemic.
Artist Jennifer Rubell hired a model to vacuum for two hours each night from Feb. 1 to Feb. 17.
Ryan Maxwell Photography
A new piece of performance art features a lookalike Ivanka Trump vacuuming crumbs. Not only is it a cutting commentary on labor and gender, but it also highlights the complicity of the viewer.
Graffiti comment adorning an image of a woman in Brunswick. The comment was quickly erased, nearby tags stayed up much longer.
A walk down Melbourne’s streets reveals more commercial street art than the spontaneous politics of years past.
From despair to where?
We the People
The posters that have become the voice of protest against Trump.
Secular Meat, 2016, Sajan Mani.
Courtesy Diptej Vernekar
Faced with fake history, Indian artists are digging up the past.
Ai Weiwei, Coloured Vases, 2006. Neolithic vases (5000-3000 BC) with industrial paint, dimensions variable.
© Ai Weiwei
What you should know about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Small party politics just got smaller.
Gordon Shrigley is running for election with nothing to offer ‘but offer itself’ – Lois Rowe met up him to discuss.
The Tampa showdown in 2001 prompted playwrights to tackle the topic of asylum seekers.
AAP Image/Wallenius Wilhelmsen
When, some eight or nine years ago, I began researching the responses of Australian and refugee theatre makers, filmmakers and writers to asylum seeker debates it was very easy to share the hopes for political…