14 Dec 13 – 30 Mar 14, ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
One of the largest surveys of Activist Art in recent years, the Berlin biennial in 2012, was not very well received. The Artur Zmijewski-organised show was roundly criticised for inviting protestors to “occupy” the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, which many believed made a spectacle out of social struggle. Now, the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, is taking another stab at the topic with “Global Activism”, organised by the museum’s director, Peter Weibel. Unlike political art, Activist Art...
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