As a universal language, the arts have always been an effective tool for addressing social issues. Artivism or Activist Art is a form of social protest that explores cultural and political concerns. However, it is much more than just an innovative tactic: Artivism involves an entire a practice that attempts to inspire positive change in society.
In addition to using traditional mediums like film and music to raise awareness and create avenues for change, Artivists can express their views through dance, spoken word, visual arts, street art, hip hop, sculpture (as in the recent installation “ Fearless Girl” on Wall Street) and other creative means.
Monmouth University Center for the Arts will address Artivism throughout the 2017-2018 season across disciplines utilizing exhibitions, musical performances, and the literary and theatre arts.