Today, a collective of contemporary artists whose works address contemporary issues announced an auction to support Human Rights Watch.
Political Artwork archive on Democracy Chronicles
These Political Artwork articles reflect the strong relationship between the arts and politics, particularly between various kinds of art and power, occurs across historical epochs and cultures. As they respond to contemporaneous events and politics, the arts take on political as well as social dimensions, becoming themselves a focus of controversy and even a force of political as well as social change. Also see our main section on Political Art or our extensive articles on World Protest.
Protests erupted in Bangladesh over the death of Mushtaq Ahmed, a crocodile farmer and satirical writer, detained in May 2020.
This virtual exhibition of ballot papers shows how ballot designs reflect and change with historical context.
Egyptian cartoonist and animator Ashraf Hamdi was arrested January 25 for republishing a January 2011 tribute and is still missing.
In 2016 Douglass Mackey allegedly conspired to distribute a meme aimed at deceiving pro-Hillary voters. But were his actions illegal?
A celebrated anti-corruption advocate Camelia Bogdan is being threatened with expulsion from the judiciary for the third time.
Egyptian Ashraf Hamdi is a popular, well-known and highly successful satirical voice, all too rare in the MENA region.
This uniquely inventive new game’s name ‘Concurrence’ is a play on words: it means “agreement” in English and “competition” in Russian.
Art has been a powerful medium of protest and creative expression to expose the deception and social bankruptcy of tyranny.
For the first time ever in 2020, Arizona voters were given Sharpie permanent markers to mark their ballots at Arizona polls this year.