Is Artistic Activism Changing the World?

Think of the short youtube video clip by the political art group Pussy Riot or the brave Mexican artists who have been standing naked in public to protest student killings. What differs artistic activism from regular activism? And how is social media playing a role in the link between artist and activism?

As the name implies, activism is an act of changing and challenging power relations. In basic terms, its target is action to create an effect. On the other hand, art does distinct work in the world.

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