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 …
Sunflower seeds by Ai Wei Wei (photograph by Konsthopp)
Political street art – Artist unknown (photo by Joshua Rappeneker)