Vanessa of SweetLeigh recently posted about her visit to the Manifest Justice Exhibit, Los Angeles, and it got me thinking...
"Can we solve the world's problems with artivism?"
But what is Artivism?
Artivism is art used to convey messages and emotion, push for change, and bring about awareness to issues such as environmental, social and even political.
Here are some examples of political artivism that I witnessed on the streets of Hong Kong during last year's Umbrella Movement.
Artivism is a powerful medium
Art evokes a lot of emotion; think about how a singer's voice can move millions, or how the Lennon Wall encouraged protestors to stay strong. It doesn't matter whether it is a painting in a museum, a song, a movie or street art, artivism is a powerful medium.
When a message is beautifully expressed through art, it gets people thinking and it starts a conversation!
Art is also documented, and so even if the movement has physically stopped, it continues to live on through these pieces.
Artivism brings people together
The only common language is .... art!
Artivism is a voice for the environment
Environmental artivism can be as disruptive as political artivism. One of the most powerful pieces of environmental artivism is the Dying Swan, a Green Peace ballet performance against fracking.
|The effects of Singapore's environment on children|