Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Artistic CitizenshipArtistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Elliott, Marissa Silverman, and Wayne Bowman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199393749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 March 2019

Re/imagining Artivism

Re/imagining Artivism

(p.189) 10 Re/imagining Artivism
Artistic Citizenship

Rodney Diverlus

Oxford University Press

This chapter is an introduction, deconstruction, and dissection of artivism and its manifestations, purpose, and social value. It begins with the acknowledgment of artists’ role as storytellers, archiving people’s collective histories. It also references the disconnect of art in purposely seeking societal change. Recognizing the need for abstract, personal, form-driven, and curiosity-driven art, the chapter argues for the universal application of artivism to the work of art makers. It iterates the symbiotic relationship between art and activism, its history, and what that looks like now. The chapter uses these key sites of investigation in hopes of bridging the links between theory and practice. It elaborates on art makers as agents of social change, the role of art for social good, and the juxtaposition of personal and political art. Additionally, it proposes the radicalization of arts-based education as a way of introducing artivism to emerging artists.

Keywords:   artivism, art, activism, social change, arts education radicalization

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .