Who are we
Protest - to declare solemnly or earnestly; affirm; assert.
Street art, tattoos and advertising iconography are a visual language 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 centers. Combine this
with the silo creating algorithms of the internet and there becomes the
need for a physical, analogue gateway 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 tribes of country, religion, class
and social media groups; and ultimately illuminate the common ground
that we all stand on through the prism of contemporary visual culture.
If we are to engage and recognize the social value of a more connected
global community the "Art" resulting from these changes needs to be
dispersed, traded and discussed beyond closed interest groups. If the
creative production of a period is to be the historical barometer of that
time; the role of landscape painting as a critique of industrialization and
colonialism is as lost as the religious stories embedded in the rich
allegorical paintings of Renaissance Italy.
Art of Protest Gallery facilitates urban contemporary dialogues
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.