Tag: political contemporary art

In Focus: Occupy, Now!

Posted by on October 12, 2011


courtesy of The Huffington Post

From Wall Street to Silicon Valley dumpsters, contemporary artists are swinging back at current events in the best way they know how: through provocative art. What do you think is the Pièce de résistance? We give you our top picks:

1. In “Dumpster Diving Silicon,” Artist XVALA rifled through the trash of technology’s heavy-hitters (think: Mark Zuckerberg and not-so-anoymous CEO’s of Wikipedia, Twitter, and Google), and turned it into sculptural treasures.

2. Did the photographers behind this advertisement from AdBusters–a Canadian cultural magazine–inspire the #OccupyWallStreet movement on Twitter?

3. Vancouver, again. Althea Thauberger’s mural homage to “Death of Marat” is as politically charged as it is jarring.