Posts tagged activism
Inside and Outside at the Same Time by Karin Higa
The visionary looped-metal sculptures of Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) display an unerringly modern alchemy: Asawa transformed ordinary materials into dynamically inscribed space. Educated in a Japanese internment camp during WWII and later at Black Mountain College, she mastered a remarkably fluent understanding of both art and life.
Universal Steel: Mark di Suvero, Occupy Wall Street, and the Artists’ Tower of Protest by Travis Diehl
In 1966, Mark di Suvero’s Artists’ Tower of Protest, created in collaboration with the Los Angeles–based Artists' Protest Committee, became a lightning rod for the anti-war movement. Over the next 50 years, as the tower was dismantled, reconfigured, and re-contextualized, history has had its intractable way with the original work.
An Artist For President
Reports from a Strange Democracy: Guillermo Gómez-Peña by Audrey Chan
Guillermo Gómez-Peña's performances—audacious spectacles inspired by religious ritual, S&M culture, experimental theater, and pop culture—release buried racist thoughts and investigate psychic wounds. In a career that has spanned NAFTA, 9/11, and the emergence of post-9/11 America, he continues to steadfastly mine the incendiary arena of confrontation and catharsis.