10 ARTISTS WHO CONVEY A POLITICAL MESSAGE

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Art history has been marked by artists operating on a wavelength different than beauty, channeling the injustices, imbalances, and harsh realities of the lives of those in need to create their art. Contemporary artists continue to address political themes relevant to today, from globalization and climate change to national security and war, attuning their viewers to pressing issues through visual means. In the wake of the political turmoil that the world is witnessing today, here are a few artworks made with a political message in mind.

From Ernest Pignon-Ernest to Obey to the poignant photography of José Nicolas — these 10 artists are trying their best to inspire you to stand for something.

 

{JOSÉ NICOLAS}

      Vivre pour Vivre

JOSÉ NICOLAS, Manifestation anti-americaine – Paris, 1986

{MAX PAPESCHI}

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MAX PAPESCHI, Hot Dog Walking, 2013

{OBEY}

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SHEPARD FAIREY (OBEY), Vote Obama, 2008

{ERWIN BLUMENFELD}

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ERWIN BLUMENFELD, Portrait of Hitler and a Skull [superimposition], 1971, Proposée par Jonathan F. Kugel

{GILLES LANGE}

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GILLES LANGE, Palestine, 2015

{JR}

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JR, 28 MILLIMETRES, WOMEN ARE HEROES ACTION IN PHNOM PENH, PENG PANH, 2011

{CHRIS MORIN-EITNER}

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CHRIS MORIN-EITNER, Breaking News JFK Dallas, 2014

{XAVIER-ALEXANDRE PONS}

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XAVIER-ALEXANDRE PONS, Pas peur, 2015, Proposée par Chromia

{PIERRE LAMALATTIE}

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PIERRE LAMALATTIE, De toute façon, elle en avait marre de ce job pourri, toujours en déplacement, 2016

{THIBAULT LAGET-RO}

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THIBAULT LAGET-RO, L’illusion de son destin, 2015, Proposée par Galerie Couteron

{ANTONIO SÉGUI}

Hors les Murs

ANTONIO SÉGUI, Sans démagogie, 1972

{HELDER BATISTA}
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HELDER BATISTA, Inclusion Mini Gun URSS, 2015, Proposée par GALERIE Eric & Valérie GALEA

 

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