Los Angeles, CA
Andrea Bowers's installation addresses the function of art in today’s political context and the fundamental need for artists to remain politically active and engaged.
As a prominent advocate for the potentialities of both political activism and artistic practice, Andrea Bowers (b. 1965, Wilmington, OH) is at the forefront of conversations that give visibility to issues raised by the current political climate. Anticipating a new presidential administration, a coalition of activist groups has mobilized alongside artists in an attempt to expand the response to the proposed policies developed to undermine religious freedom, civil rights, and environmental sustainability. By providing information on current activist and protest movements and by using this platform to facilitate strategies for direct engagement, this installation addresses the function of art in today’s political context and the fundamental need for artists to remain politically active and engaged as participants in a broader field of dissent.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.