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Wikimedia for the Unseen: WikiUnseen and Editatona

Writing and drawing are powerful tools to turn the overshadowed into visible narratives. What makes history a story is the impact of the written and the imagery to built a social imaginary. But how many stories has been not only unwritten but obliterated?

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Featured Artist
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Array Collective: It is Still Artivism the Trendy Banner of Art?

Activism in art it isn’t a new topic. Actually, since the 60’s artists has become they artistic practices into diverse form of activism in which is popularly called as “Artivism“. However, since the last decade the major art institutions has paid more attention to practices commited with ecological, political and cultural issues. Why the art world has increasingly get interested in activism? Is it necessary for art to be validated by the institutional canons? Is these an strategy of the art world to kept its importance in the public domain? Read more

Art History
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Fallen Monuments or The Dead of the Symbols

By Sybaris

Destroying monuments and visual symbols is not a new form or protest or destrucion. However, in the past couple of years, several monuments and symbols has become a powerful tool for the social protests in Latin America, specially in Mexico and more recently in Colombia.

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Artists, News
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Teeter-Totter Wall: Design of the Year 2021. Is this Activism Art?

By Sybaris

Last week, Abel Cervantes wrote on this pages about the decline of public monuments and questioned if the design of public spaces in Mexico were actually social spaces. A couple of days ago (on January 21st), the Design Museum in London awarded Teeter-Totter Wall (2019) with the Design of the Year, one of the most prestigious design awards around the world. However, although this project has good intentions, is it really the best option one could imagine to protest against a wall that has been specifically designed to separate the people?

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Art History, Artists, Collections, News, Performance
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Art theft: activism or crime?

By Sybaris Collection

Art has always been object of desire not only for art lovers, but for thiefs or kidnappers trying to make theirselfs millionaires. As artworks in museums are considered incredibly valuable objects for their cultural heritage and artistic importance, the acts of kidnapp or stole art are defined by law as crimes. But what happen when these robberies are activism or artistic performances by itselfs?

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