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Art Threat - Political Art Journal

Art Threat - Political Art Journal
Art Threat is a journal of political art. We embrace art that confronts, interrogates, or even shrugs off the status quo, and explore pressing issues affecting art and culture, stimulating debate on the world around us and how it is interpreted.
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Blackitude by Vox Sambou evokes the power of resistance
2012-03-05 16:41:00
This new music video builds on a trajectory of socially conscious, contemporary hip-hop that has established Sambou as a key figure on the progressive front of the Rap Kreyňl movement.
More About: Power , Resistance
Farmers fight back against Honduran elite - Friday Film Pick: Resistencia
2012-03-03 01:44:00
A new documentary looks at the under-represented story of the Honduran farmers fighting against a rich tyrant.
More About: Screen , Film , Fight , Honduras , Back
The dirty truth as visual essay - Canadian government continues aggressive
2012-02-28 21:25:00
Banned from the Hill, a visual artist responds to the Canadian government's muzzling attempts.
More About: Screen , Truth , Europe , Government , Canada
Portraits of a young girl influenced by the mainstream - Photographs by Jes
2012-02-28 13:35:00
Currently a senior at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Jessica Manley began the project ?Melissa? six years ago while still a high school student. She began working with her younger sister, Melissa, to explore the way media influences the understanding of ?normal? in young girls, and how it creates delusional ideals. ...
More About: Girl , Photographs , Young , Et Cetera
WikiLeaks dump reveals Dow Chemical spies read Art Threat
2012-02-27 17:32:00
Millions of emails obtained by WikiLeaks highlight corporation espionage on activist groups ... and us.
More About: Editorial , Read , Dow Chemical , Yes Men , Spies
Contemporary First Nations artists in conversation - 11 women reflect on th
2012-02-27 10:00:00
Eleven artists were invited by the School for Advanced Research to come together in a series of seminars to share their thoughts on their art work and on their lives and experiences as indigenous women. Out of these seminars comes the book Art In Our Lives: Native Women Artists In Dialogue (SAR Press, 2010). From their conversations emerged themes that individual artists wrote about: home/place, transgression/boundaries, art as healing/art as struggle, pain/joy, art practice/work, and survival/colonization.
More About: Nations
Rick Santorum?s gay porn mosaic
2012-02-24 05:42:00
A photo mosaic featuring Santorum's portrait made entirely of gay porn.
More About: United States , Republican , Rick , Mosaic
Michael D?Antuono challenges US government?s monetary redistribution
2012-02-21 13:17:00
Concern over the current operations of the mass media and government in the pockets of big business are the primary subjects of his art, and just today he released a new three piece series called ?Portraits of Redistribution.?
More About: Government , Michael
Cinema re-opens in divided East Jerusalem - After 25 years, a welcome reviv
2012-02-21 03:44:00
After 25 years in shuttered silence, the Al Quds cinema has reopened its doors in East Jerusalem . And it’s opening schedule was no blockbuster wasteland. Under the banner of “Freedom Films Week”, the revamped theater screened films on such topical and urgent issues as sexual harassment, the Arab uprising, Algerian refugees and daily life in ...
More About: Cinema , Years , Et Cetera
Nicolás de Jesús inks anti-colonial history
2012-02-20 16:54:00
Nicolas de Jesús remixes political scenes, bringing together complex threads of Mexican political life, both recent and historical.
More About: History , Mexico , Latin America
The power of citizens media at Vancouver Olympics - Friday Film Pick: With
2012-02-17 23:24:00
A force to be reckoned with: social media on Vancouver's troubled Downtown East Side.
More About: Screen , Media , Power , Film , Olympics
Quit Stalin and be my valentine - Dictator Valentines by Ben Kling
2012-02-14 20:10:00
Illustrator Ben Kling has produced a set of Dictator Valentine s, which he acknowledges features some men who don't really qualify as tyrants.
Paint it or rape it: would the Group of Seven condone the tar sands?
2012-02-11 21:52:00
The Group were not environmentalists but that is no reason why they should not be harnessed to the current environmental cause.
Swedish beats and archival treats - Friday Film Pick: The Black Power Mixta
2012-02-11 05:59:00
An incredible archival film about the Black Power era is a sheer delight.
More About: Screen , Film , Friday
Inspiring new album from Rodney DeCroo - Vancouver-based roots rocker relea
2012-02-09 19:46:00
DeCroo?s music warms from the inside capturing in a rare way the beauty, difficulties and dangers of what it means to be hungrily alive.
More About: Vancouver , Rocker , Roots , Album
The challenge of exhibiting feminist art
2012-02-09 03:48:00
A valuable collection of insight into the exhibition of feminist artwork is now available to the public.
More About: Education , Challenge
Occupy Montreal wants your art! - City-wide callout for artists
2012-02-06 17:23:00
Occupy Montreal has announced the formation of a city-wide art committee, and they are calling for artists to get involved. A first meeting has been scheduled for Friday, Feb 17, 5pm-7pm @ 4521 St Jacques, just west of Metro St-Henri. From the announcement: We are organizing a new, city-wide Arts & Culture Committee to support ...
More About: Artists , Wide , City , Et Cetera
Crowd sourcing a little curatorial control - National Gallery of Canada inv
2012-02-06 10:00:00
The National Gallery has announced its second annual so You Want to Be an Artist contest. It?s a cheezy title, but an opportunity for young artists to get some work in the gallery and maybe a little public approbation. Submissions are posted online. The public selects a shortlist of 12 entries through online voting (the shortlisted entries will be shown in the National Gallery). A jury selects a winner.
More About: Screen , Design , Performance , Canada
Little pink blenders for you and me - Friday Film Pick: Pink Ribbons Inc
2012-02-03 21:38:00
A new documentary exposes the corporate greed behind the pink ribbon breast cancer campaign.
More About: Screen , Film , Pink , Friday , Pick
Groucho Marx: What this country needs
2012-02-02 21:01:00
I want to say at the outset that I am not a candidate for anything. The Marx for-Vice-President boom never had my support, nor did it ever get very far.
More About: Screen , Country , Essay
Gasland director arrested in Washington - Politicians have acclaimed filmma
2012-02-01 21:36:00
Gasland doc director is treated like a criminal at a public hearing on natural gas extraction in the US.
More About: Screen , Arrested , Washington , Politicians , Policy
Call for artists in support of ?Occupy? movement - Online, international pl
2012-01-31 15:19:00
The Occupy protests, and the myriad of perspectives and experiences related to this unique moment, will be amplified, explored, and experimented with, through Low Lives? internet-based creative platform. Low Lives: Occupy! recognizes the powerful opportunity that is the presentation of performances from around the world, and invites artists to open eyes and minds by presenting a radical re-imagining of possible ways of existing and relating.
More About: International , Artists , Support , Online , Call
Rapping for Change in Senegal - Sister Fa takes the 2011 Freedom to Create
2012-01-31 04:33:00
Last November, Sister Fa took the Freedom to Create Main Prize in 2011 for her devoted work to raising awareness on the traumatic and harmful consequences of female genital mutilation. The Freedom to Create Prize celebrates the courage and creativity of artists, and the positive influence of their work to promote social justice and inspire ...
More About: Change , Senegal
Amazing online cinema archive for educators - 2500 films & study guides in
2012-01-30 08:00:00
"CAMPUS is designed specifically with educators in mind, offering easier access and better resources, to support over 2,500 Canadian productions, in both English and French, including 500 new titles added just for classroom use. It features new search functions: by subject, and soon, by age group. CAMPUS also enables educators to prepare clips in advance online?selecting excerpts, labeling them and adding comments and questions?while chapters and playlists make it easier than ever to present media in class.
More About: Screen , Education , Cinema , Films , Study
Historical truth is in the outtakes - Friday Film Pick: A Film Unfinished
2012-01-27 23:40:00
A filmmaker finds the real story behind Nazi footage of the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942.
More About: Screen , World War I , Truth , Film , Outtakes
Reclaiming the Mainstream - Comopolitan magazine gets the alt media treatme
2012-01-27 16:29:00
Cosmo magazine gets an alt media makeover in this essay by Annie Fitzgerald.
More About: Media , Design , Magazine , Essay
The Noise of Cairo explores art in revolution
2012-01-05 20:04:00
This documentary film chronicles the Cairo art scene after the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
More About: Screen , Revolution
23 political art stories from 2011
2012-01-02 03:39:00
Our favourite stories and projects that took place in the world of political art in 2011.
More About: Screen , Design , Political , Stories , Word
Christmas Time This Year - Happy holidays from us and Ry Cooder
2011-12-25 20:07:00
On this Christmas Day, we'd like to wish you and those you love a most wonderful holiday season.
More About: Holidays , Happy Holidays , Time , Sound
Art and inspiration meet on Montreal streets
2011-12-25 01:47:00
Art is a key element of the intensely complex collective identity that stretches across the beautiful island city of Montreal .
More About: Inspiration , Policy , Meet
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