Politics, Art and Resistance (FutureLearn)

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This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in the artistic practices of resistance, but may be of particular interest to artists or students of art or politics.
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Politics, Art and Resistance (FutureLearn)
Explore what it means to resist in contemporary art and politics. Explore how art movements have inspired political activism. What’s the link between art and activism? This course introduces ideas and practices of resistance, and the relationship between art and politics.

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You’ll explore:

- the socially engaged practices of artists, and how art movements have inspired ordinary people

- art manifestos, and how to develop your own manifesto

- how creative practices connect with social and political issues

And you’ll have the chance to contribute an image of resistance to a photo mosaic that will be presented as part of Tate Exchange at Tate Modern.


What topics will you cover?

- What is ‘resistance’?

- The relationship between art and politics

- Writing to resist: The art of the manifesto

- Life as a work of art

- Styles of resistance

- Resistance and Utopia


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Discuss the relationship between creative practices and resistant acts

- Develop, as an artist, a manifesto

- Reflect on the role of the artist and the idea of life as a work of art

- Describe violent and non-violent styles of resistance

- Explore the concept of Utopia as it relates to art and resistance



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This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in the artistic practices of resistance, but may be of particular interest to artists or students of art or politics.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.