Emmanuel Jal’s amazing life story and his passion for life captivates the minds of fans from both home and abroad. His musical cry for peace is an inspiration.
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.
I am honored to be included in this new publication and art exhibit featuring poets from across America and the world coming together to address the meaning and the effects of building THE WALL.
Some of Stan Lee’s creations became symbols of social change — the inner turmoil of Spider-Man represented ’60s America, for example.
Ugandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged with treason and jailed.
Academics are slowly coming to realize that the US is more an oligarchy than a democracy, but it will take time to loosen the grip of the democracy myth on the people.
Most fans of rap and hip-hop would find “Thailand 4.0” lame. It features a melodic sampling of the national anthem and lyrics such as “There are many talented Thais, if we work together”.
36-year-old Shamsia Hassani is Afghanistan’s first (and likely only) female graffiti artist and is seeking change in war torn Kabul through murals.
Director of viral rap video slamming Thailand’s military Junta get 23 million YouTube hits says artists behind it has no intention of hiding from police.
In a bold move, a community of Iraqi artists and activists have defied fears of fresh attacks to hold weekly book markets and photography exhibitions.
A Nigerian film titled “Vaya” tells the story of three strangers who get on a train, each of them with a mission to fulfill in Johannesburg.