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  •  I was researching movement art trying to find.. (6+ / 0-)

    ..it's place in political change.
     Movement art is:The catalyst for change
    “The role of the revolutionary artist is to make revolution irresistible.” -—Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and activist

    Movement art is a crucial means of attracting people, pulling them together, and opening up their interconnectedness, McGarvey explains. Cultural change is made possible by the connecting influence of cultural exchange.

    This article was very informative for me. It was written about the Oscar Grant memorial project, but makes connections to the broader importance of art as a vital part, kind of like adding lime: when you pour a concrete slab or footing, it acts as a catalyst.
    And steel: without the strength of the steel running through it the foundation isn't nearly as strong and can be broken up like a social movement by those status quo types who would want the protest and it's champions gone.

    Movement Art
     From the civil rights movement in the United States to the antiapartheid struggle in Africa and environmental activism internationally, art has been used as a symbol, to frame the message, to attract resources, to communicate information, and foster emotions.

    Also too the history seems more enduring when art is the medium. Digital records just aren't the same

    Thx Meteor Blades for this series and the history it reminds us is important.
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    P.S. I tried looking for a site to help with poster provenance and found Parick Henry Press News but wasn't able to complete the registration process to continue searching. Password never sent back [?]

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