@ Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. For the past hundred years, the term agitprop, a combination of agitation and propaganda, has directly reflected the intent of this work.
Agitprop! connects contemporary art devoted to social change with historic moments in creative activism, highlighting activities that seek to motivate broad and diverse publics. Exploring the complexity, range, and impact of these artistic practices is including photography, film, prints, banners, street actions, songs, digital files, and web platforms-the exhibition expands over its run within a unique and dynamic framework. It opens with works by twenty contemporary artists responding to urgent issues of the day, in dialogue with five historical case studies. In the following months, two more waves of contemporary work are being added-on February 17 and April 6, 2016-with each wave of artists choosing those in the next. LINK Brooklyn Museum