Art for Whose Sake? The nexus of news, art-making, and message
Creating visual imagery: that’s every artist’s craft. But utilizing that imagery to critique (or support) what’s in the news about politics, war, and the economy – or the environment, immigration, and popular culture – what does that do, or say, about what gets made? Is it merely message art, or much more? And how good, or bad, can it all be?
Off-Ramp's John Rabe hosted this lively conversation about such works' influence outside galleries and among everyday people. The program included an art exhibit that featured works by Shepard Fairey, Edward Walton Wilcox, Enrique Castrejon, Lalo Alcaraz and more.