Are our personal actions a function of mass culture, or is mass culture derived from what we do?

‘The Art of Pop: Global Perspectives’- a talk at the Tate Modern. Yugoslavian Pop Art in the 60s and 70s- Rebranded and re-idealised soviet propaganda? Pop Art uses ‘mass culture’ to ‘create’ and is often colourful, bright and…kitschy – I guess today we could call them hipsters? And yet on one hand it described a … More Are our personal actions a function of mass culture, or is mass culture derived from what we do?

Is art an end or a beginning? Ai Weiwei and the art of activism

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist and activist who came to attention in Britain after his Sunflower Seeds installation at Tate Modern in 2010. His work explores a number of themes including contemporary Chinese society, freedom of speech and even his own freedom. He currently lives and works in Beijing.           … More Is art an end or a beginning? Ai Weiwei and the art of activism

How do you get your voice heard under an oppressive regime? Pop art as protest

The EY Exhibition : The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop at the Tate Modern is an explosion of diversity. Pop Artists from around the globe – France, Czechoslovakia, Romania – emerge from the neon dots to form their own speech bubble: this is Pop Art you have never … More How do you get your voice heard under an oppressive regime? Pop art as protest