“Through the sculptures, the demonstrators define themselves as performers, join a contemporary international activist-art world, and demand that their political claims be heard from another angle. They disrupt the organizational principle of society and make themselves visible as social partners, through their appropriation of the tools of the bourgeois”.
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Curators and organizers of exhibitions of Palestinian and Israeli political art in Europe will likely encounter two opposing positions concerning their responsibilities…
A Participant Observer: Dealing with Political Voice in William Kentbridge’s “Drawings for Projection”Jul 30th, 2009 | By Rotem Ruff | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?
William Kentridge’s works are overtly political; his entire oeuvre revolves around South Africa’s troubled history and torn identity. But as an affluent, educated, white male, can he really give a voice to the oppressed? The question has to do less with legitimacy (i.e. does he have a right to do so) and more with the [...]
A group of artists fakes up an economic sphere association, which deals with PR and politics, but is using fine arts sponsoring to reach strategic goals. The art project SCHLEUSER.NET and the question who has the right to speak in the name of another.
Philosopher Hagi Kenaan responds to the images of the Tel Aviv based street artist, Klone, offering a new perspective for thinking about the Image’s Voice and its reverberation in the urban space.
Ariella Azoulay offers the space of photography as a space in which those who have been forced into statelessness, deprived of citizenship, comprise – the citizenry of photography. Through photography they demand their right to political speech and action and invite the spectators to reinstate with them the political space of which they have been dispossessed.
Whose voice represents my voice? A Subjective voice as conscious act of rebellion, and whose voices is the art world, film and mainstream media representing?