Art and resistance, exhibition in Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Van Abbe museum

From the site of the Van Abbe museum, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands:

Forms of Resistance

Artists and the desire for social change from 1871 to the present day

Forms of Resistance is a plea for the political potential of art as a form of cultural criticism. How have artists dealt with social and political issues from 1871 until today? The exhibition is based on four historic events: the French Commune in 1871, the Russian Revolution of [1917], May ’68 and our world after 11 September 2001. Forms of Resistance is a searching and inciting exhibition about the amalgamation of art and life. What role have artists played in major social upheaval in the past 135 years? Do changes in the arts precede, coincide with or follow social change?

The exhibition is intended as more than just a platform for the presentation and documentation of social and political commitment among artists. Forms of Resistanceis not merely an overview of art projects, it examines and combines a number of different historical exhibition models.

The exhibition has been put together by a team of curators: Charles Esche, Phillip van den Bossche and Will Bradley.

The exhibition will be from 22 September 2007 till 6 January 2008.

See also here.

Artists and gentrification in Los Angeles: here.

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