Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings
This exhibit explores the visual arts and other expressive media of the recent Arab World Uprisings.
Art Exhibition September 10 – December 23, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30-7 pm
The Elliot K. Wolk Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM. The gallery is located in MIT Building 7, Room 338, at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.
About the Exhibition:
Images are often used as communicative devices to present politicized messages. During the recent Arab World uprisings, demonstrators created images to express opposition to incumbent governments and members of the ruling elite. Over and again, activists, protesters, artists, and other individuals adopted the expressive media—including videos, photographs, painted and digital images, as well as slogans, music, and even puppets—to create visualized and performed modes of dissent within public space, both in the streets and online.