Since protestors and police in Britain clashed outside of a NATO summit last week, it might be a good time to point out the Disobedient Objects exhibition currently running at the Victoria & Albert Museum (July 26, 2014 — Feb. 1, 2015). The exhibition, according to the museum, “examine(s) the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.”
The video above profiles the work of Carrie Reichardt, one of the artists in the show. She’s shown assembling tile mosaics for the V&A’s facade and installing quotes about social change on the museum’s steps. Her work, she says, tells the history of civil disobedience and dissent, as well of the aggression of state authority.
“I use all my skills as an artist to try to bring about social change,” she states in the film, “as a vehicle to push a social agenda.”
Above image: A screenshot from a video featuring artist Carrie Reichardt.
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