This Month – Can Art Change the World?
Of course there can be no absolute answer to this month’s question, as there are so many angles it can be approached from.
There’s no question that art can help in many wonderful ways.
Art can be used to raise money, to help and to educate, as in the following two examples …
Malala Yousafzai portrait by Jonathan Yeo sells for $82,000
Indian elephant creates own art
Art can be used to try and raise awareness and give hope of the posibility of a more positive future
Banksy at the West Bank barrier
Art can be used to express anger and sadness in response to tragic world events.
Art For Freedom
Madonna has her own artistic movement aimed at. raising awareness of all types of problems being experienced around the world, while encouraging artists towards creative freedom.
Artists create works based on their experiences and perceptions and contribute them for a chance to be featured in a monthly calender published online
On Madonna’s Art for Freedom: Why You Can’t Change the World with a Tweet
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For this month’s contributor’s …
Do you think art can contribute to change?
Tell us about art that you think changed the world or may change it in the future.
Show us art that changed your view of the world.
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Do you have something to share this month?
Your post can be anything from an image of your favourite work of art
to a full scale essay of your opinions. The choice is yours.
Include “ARTZINE” in your title and tags so that other readers can find it
and link back to this post to be included here.
To find out more visit the “ARTZINE” page.
And remember it’s all for fun, you don’t need to be an artist or an expert, you just need to turn up to take part.
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4 thoughts on “ARTZINE: Can Art Change the World?”
I firmly believe art can change the world. Think of a world with NO art–the world ISIS wants to create. They represent the end of civilization (not just civilization as we know it). Art has the power to inspire, convict, to encourage, to heal. A world without art would be Hell on Earth.
Yes we are unfortunate to live in such times, but creation and destruction have always walked hand in hand, and I’m confident that art and civilization will endure 🙂
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here’s my contribution:D http://writtenonpavements.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/can-we/
I can’t seem to follow your link 😦