Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

Disgraced Monuments
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:06

Disgraced Monuments

Written by Adam Stoneman
Adam Stoneman discusses how public monuments and statues mask the arbitrariness of power. Above: the Edward Colston Statue (photo: Bristol City Council) “Great monuments are erected like dams, opposing the logic and majesty of authority to all disturbing element; it is in the form of cathedral or palace that Church…
Statues also die
Saturday, 13 June 2020 13:01

Statues also die

Written by Dennis Broe
Dennis Broe reflects on the recent attacks on European colonialism and support shown to Black Lives Matter, through the defacement and removal of statues The first week of European and particularly French and Francophone protests in the wake of the US Black Lives Matter movement concerned parallel police actions against…
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