Art and Activism

When confronted with a deeply damaging past, it becomes necessary to take action to return us to the present

Why ACT UP activists spray-painting over artist David McDiarmid’s ‘Rainbow Aphorisms’ posters scored an own goal

At Tate Modern, the artist has installed heat-sensitive paint, tear-inducing gas and renamed the Tate extension in honour of a local activist

The artist and activist, who spent two years in jail for performing a ‘punk prayer’, was stopped from travelling to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe

Poland’s feminist ‘Bison Ladies’ storm the Japanese artist’s Warsaw exhibition in solidarity with longtime model Kaori’s allegations of bullying

Robin Campillo’s portrait of ACT UP Paris puts militancy before mourning

Artists Beatriz González and Amalia Pica discuss painting, curating, activism and identity