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Flavor of the month: Sociopolitical art

“Liberty is about our right to question everthing” (Ai Wei Wei)

Over almost a year of blogging, we have visited numerous of exhibition touching on sociopolitical issues and interviewed artists who convey political messages through their work — our latest artist talk being a direct example. Other exmaples include interview with Páll Haukur Björnsson and Erla Silfá Þorgrímsdóttir, as well as exhibitions such as; The good, the bad & the anti, The world won’t listen, Memories / In between and Social Cleanup.

Still we wonder — what is sociopolitical art? Isn’t all conceptual art sociopolitical? Is it really possible to define?

This month we are hoping to explore and get some answers!

Below you can see an example of what might be concidered a sociopolitic art. Tips, suggestions and possible answers are of course appreciated. Stay tuned …

“From series of drawings by Nina Hemmingsson (photo taken from google images

Get Rich by Diann Bauer (photograph taken from Paradise Row)

Pharmacy herbs by luzinterruptus (photograph from the artists blog)

Work by Barbara Kruger (photo taken from google images)

Sunflower seeds by Ai Wei Wei (photograph by Konsthopp)

Political street art – Artist unknown (photo by Joshua Rappeneker)


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”THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE ANTI”

On-going: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)

Photograph by Konsthopp

The Berlin-based urban artist EMESS is now running a colourful exhibition at Candyland. The famous personalities of money, production, time, freedom and market are the artist main subject but his work are usually motivated by political questions. With a sense of humor and courage, EMESS draws attention to social and urban changes around the globe.

Alvaro Campo, the curator of the exhibition wrote:

EMESS sees no difference between the street or the gallery space, his work is designed to reach an audience and adapts itself to the situation.

The artist’s range of media goes from sculptural objects or large scale murals to woodcuts and delicate prints.
From our point of view; his work seem to be touched by constructivism, pop-art and Dada.

LAST CHANCE! We recommend everyone to take a stroll around Södermalm this weekend and check out EMESS unique exhibition at Candyland. The exhibition is running until next Sunday.

Date: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011

Artist: EMESS

Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm

Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00

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