UCSD Chapter 10 Museum Outlet David Alfaro Siqueiros Protest Discussion Hello, I would like from you to follow the instructions below as carful as you can after you choose one of the images that I attached for you in this assignment. All the work should be in your own words and nothing from outside resources.
Chapter 10, titled Social Protest / Affirmation begins by addressing the fact that “Protest art is a form of affirmation because it is based on respect for human dignity and the belief that change is possible.”
This chapter is full of images of war, horror, death, oppression and enslavement. These artwork are not trying to glorify these atrocities, but they are trying to bring attention to the problems.
For this discussion topic, I want you to choose one image from Chapter 10, and make a connection on how it is relevant in todays world (anywhere in the world).
Here are the steps for this discussion board topic:
1. Choose an image from Ch 10. Upload it to your post.
2. Make a contemporary connection ➞ to your image from Ch 10. Basically, tell us why the image you chose relates to “todays” world.
Please follow the numbered format for your post:
Image information (Title, artist, medium (what it is made of, date)
Tell us in your own words, what the artwork is about.
Tell us, why you think that this image is related to todays world.
Be specific; use an example of a current issue that relates to the ideas from your selected image from Ch 10.
The goal of this discussion topic is for you to make a connection from an artwork in the textbook (Ch 10) to a current issue. That means you may have to do a little research in understanding the original work and a current issue.
Thank you so much! Chapter 10 Introduction: Protest!
Last chapter we examined art made in the service of powerful leaders and institutions created to promote, glorify, and perpetuate
them. This chapter, we will take a look at injustices often perpetrated by those individuals and groups in power and the art of the
protestors created in opposition to the status quo.
Protest art identifies the villains, honors heroes, and promotes the causes of the oppressed. Protest art affirms the belief that
lasting change is possible and is based on a respect for the dignity of all human beings.
PROTEST AGAINST MITARY ACTION
Many of the artworks in Chapter 9 examined “war,” they often celebrated the victorious and memorialized the sacrifices of the
fallen. Chapter 10 begins with art that depicts the cruelty of war and exposes cynical military leaders. These artworks express the
struggle for freedom against immense, often totalitarian, forces. Many of these artworks highlight costs of war and explore the
violence and the collateral damage perpetrated on the weak, the marginalized, and the innocent.
FIGHTING FOR THE OPPRESSED
Artists who fight for the rights of the economically and politically repressed used several strategies to get their message across like
beauty, illustration, narrative, humor, and shock. In an artwork like Liberty Leading the People, the artist Eugene Delacroix, painted
freedom personified as a beautiful goddess leading all social levels of the French people in revolutionary action. Edward Kienholz
used shock value to expose a specific cause, the hypocrisy inherent in the ways societies marginalize and neglect those how suffer
from mental illness. While artists like Ester Hernandez, Yinka Shonibare, and Kara Walker use a dark gallows humor to explore
larger issues like environmentalism, colonialism, and racism.
QUESTIONING THE STATUS QUO
The status quo refers to the existing state of affairs, which can appear as natural and inevitable rather than constructed and
evolving. Artists take a critical look at what is “normal” at the underlying engrained systems, beliefs, and modes operandi with a
culture. These artists ask the question, “Why are things the way the are in society, and just because things have been done a certain
way for a long time, should they continue to doe so?” Artists like Hogarth, Abakanowicz, and Holzer explore the status quo in to
social structures and examine the need for social reforms. Other artists seek to create awareness and change in the political arena.
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