Margot McMahon says her father called himself an innocent bystander, but if this exhibition of graphite and watercolor pictures is any guide, I’d call him an engaged, active witness. Comprising some 40 pieces that portray protests, court scenes, political gatherings, as well as portraits and cityscapes with historic significance, the work dates from the 1940s […]
Tag: protest art
Posted inArts & Culture
We Are Pussy Riot (or) Everything Is P.R. questions the role of spectators in protest art
There is method to the mess in this Red Tape Theatre production.
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Ai Weiwei’s new Chicago exhibition ‘Trace’ features portraits of his fellow dissidents and political prisoners—all done in Legos
The comedy routine, alas, has already left town.