This exhibition brings together artistic positions which can be read as seismographs of contemporary political activity. In the face of populist leaders, fake news, autocratic backlash, totalitarian propaganda and neoliberalism, the artists in this show are creating works that they see as instruments of criticism and which expressly pursue political intentions. These include installations, photographs, videos, paintings and sculptures by Phyllida Barlow, Andrea Bowers, Julius von Bismarck, Sam Durant, Omer Fast, Adelita Husni-Bey, Hiwa K, Ahmet Öğüt, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Forensic Architecture. Together, they are designed to develop artistic strategies of opposition, and to determine the creative direction of a new protest culture. Find out more about ‘Power to the People’ from the Schirn Kunsthalle’s website.
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