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WHO ARE WE?
Protest - to declare solemnly or earnestly; affirm; assert.
Street art, tattoos and advertising are the visual languages of
people today becoming an Esperanto for a globalised world. Much of
the cultural production born of this reality, does not break through to
everyday conversations outside of major cultural centres. Combine this
with the algorithms of the internet and there becomes the
need for a physical, analogue route to chance upon culture which
isn't already pre-sorted for you. The goal of The Art of Protest Gallery is
to push these conversations beyond the silos of country, class
and social media groups; and ultimately illuminate the common ground
that we all stand on through the prism of contemporary art.
If we are to engage and recognise the social value of a more connected
global community; the "Art" resulting from these changes needs to be
dispersed, traded and owned beyond closed interest groups. If the
culture of a period is to be the historical barometer of that
time; the role of landscape painting as a critique of industrialisation and
colonialism is as lost as the religious stories embedded in the rich
allegorical paintings in the churches of Italy.
Art of Protest Gallery encourages urban contemporary conversations
on environment, consumption, identity and the global audience. Visual
experiences which require an emotional response and demand your
attention. Come see and disagree, or not.