Throughout history, art has been a means of political expression. Many iconic works of art have been produced in reaction to periods of political turmoil. Goya’s May 3rd (1808) and Picasso’s Guernica are examples of this. Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, contemporary artists continue to take up themes that are relevant today. From globalization to climate change to war, their views are poignant testimonies and positions.
Artsper has selected for you ten artists for whom, at a time when the world is turning away from the cruelty that is beyond it, the poetic is political.