WHEN ART SPEAKS

Published on: Jul 16, 2019

How can art lead a dramatic social change? There has always been a natural connection between creativity and
social change. Generations of artists and creative thinkers have employed protests songs, paintings and other visual arts to stoke activism and raise awareness of oppression, inequalities and injustice. Is it enough to draw on walls, take pictures and compose songs? Is this enough to deliver the message we need to? The role of creatives in social change goes beyond individual artists and collectives. The power of art is such that it can reach out to communities throughout the world to transform lives and bring about social reform.

As we searched for content for our ‘Trends’ pages, we used the key words “art and its impact on social, political and economic change.” We came across an article on the Bored Panda, ‘Powerful street art pieces that tell the uncomfortable truth -And just as art can inspire political action and resistance, so too do the walls of the city become canvases for important street art messages. The graffiti and street art on this list is perfect for spreading messages about environmentalism and climate change to a wider audience.

This street art uses simple slogans and provocative images to spread important and inspiring ideas in ways that are easy to remember. Such art can inspire people to action or at least remind them about important issues that they may have forgotten’.

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