activism

Film

This 70s Sci-Fi Mockumentary Predicted Our Current Political Climate

In 'Punishment Park,' English filmmaker Peter Watkins imagined an America at war with itself. Not much has changed.
DJ Pangburn
8.18.17
sports

Boston Basketball Court Gets a Stunning Rainbow Makeover

New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA) breathes life into neglected neighborhoods with color and whimsy.
Annie Armstrong
8.4.17
Photography

Elemental Portraits Peel Back the Layers of Racial Identity

Lauren Machen draws inspiration from the classical elements (earth, fire, wind, and water) for her latest photography series.
Annie Armstrong
7.28.17
exhibitions

A New Exhibit at the Tate Gives Voice to Civil Rights-Era Black Artists

'Soul of a Nation' looks at what it was like to be a black artist from 1963 to 1983.
Catherine Chapman
7.23.17
activist art

Troops in Riot Gear Deliver a Hidden Message in Venice

Anti-war performance art invades the Venice Biennale.
DJ Pangburn
7.7.17
political art

Ai Weiwei’s LEGO Portraits Depict 176 Activists and Political Prisoners

For a new exhibition in Washington DC, Ai Weiwei shows LEGO portraits that resemble surveillance and internet images.
DJ Pangburn
7.1.17
dance

These Social Activists Use Dance To Combat Racism

FLEXN Evolution is a timely recreation of the dance that premiered in 2015.
Francesca Capossela
6.27.17
Film

[Exclusive] This Film Was So F**ked Up That England Banned Its Youth Prisons

Now's your chance to catch Alan Clarke's "Scum," in all its brutality, on the big screen at Metrograph.
Emerson Rosenthal
6.16.17
gif six pack

Here Are 6 Animated Turtles and 1 Way to Save the Real Thing

For World Sea Turtle Day, enjoy some cute GIFs, then learn how to help these endangered sea creatures.
Beckett Mufson
6.16.17
Knitting

Activist Sweater Art Knits Truth to Power

Lisa Anne Auerbach turns her protest sweaters into site-specific knit wallpaper with an edge.
Laura Hutson Hunter
6.16.17
Environmentalism

The World's Artists Pay Tribute to the Sea for Ocean Week

Activist artists and scientists gathered to educate, learn, and protest during the UN’s first Ocean Conference in NYC.
Francesca Capossela
6.12.17
exhibit

Keith Haring’s Earliest Posters Go On Display

A retrospective post show documenting the rise and popularity of Haring’s boldly-outlined ‘radiant child.’
Diana Shi
6.11.17