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University of Kent

Politics, Art and Resistance

University of Kent via FutureLearn

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Explore how art movements have inspired political activism

What’s the link between art and activism?

This course introduces ideas and practices of resistance, and the relationship between art and politics.

You’ll explore:

  • the socially engaged practices of artists, and how art movements have inspired ordinary people

  • art manifestos, and how to develop your own manifesto

  • how creative practices connect with social and political issues

And you’ll have the chance to contribute an image of resistance to a photo mosaic that will be presented as part of Tate Exchange at Tate Modern.

Image: © Christian Angl, 1000 Gestalten

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in the artistic practices of resistance, but may be of particular interest to artists or students of art or politics.

Taught by

Iain MacKenzie


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