Protest - to declare solemnly or earnestly; affirm; assert.
Street art, tattoos and advertising are the visual languages ofpeople 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.