Artist-Run Super PAC Challenges Power Politics

  For Freedoms, the first artist-run Super PAC, was created earlier this year to offer an alternative perspective on concepts of power, voice and agency.  By offering a platform for artists and scholars to explore the polemics of power,  For Freedoms fuses art and activism through Town Halls, exhibitions and co-sponsored events with museums and local non-profit organizations. The … Continue reading Artist-Run Super PAC Challenges Power Politics

Fred Martins Transforms Cultural Symbols into Historical Icons

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”- Marcus Garvey Fred Martins, a Nigerian visual artist based in the Ukraine has recently completed a new series of images called “Orange, Black and Freedom”.  His work combines vibrant graphic design with photography through his use of digitally created hair picks that are transformed into African and … Continue reading Fred Martins Transforms Cultural Symbols into Historical Icons

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-5: Emory Douglas on Creating a Culture of Resistance

The graphics were bold, the symbolism was strong and the messages were provocative.  Emory Douglas’ graphic design work became the visual voice of movement dedicated to the fight for civil rights and social justice.  As the “Minister of Culture” for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas used punchy printmaking to tell captivatingly strong stories that depicted the … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-5: Emory Douglas on Creating a Culture of Resistance