• Ideas
  • May 04, 2018

Do It For The ’Gram

Australian non-profit Artspace Sydney launched “52 Artists 52 Actions” to provide a platform for artists to engage with political and social issues. All images via the @52 Artists 52 Actions Instagram.

As social media is increasingly used for targeted advertising and propagating reactionary political messages, is there a way for artists to push back against these twin currents? And what is the potential of social media platforms for artists engaged with political and social issues? Those are the questions and concerns Artspace Sydney is exploring in 2018 with its year-long “52 Artists 52 Actions” project, for which the art organization is inviting artists and collectives from 33 countries to highlight issues important to them by staging unique actions in, or about, specific locations across the Asia-Pacific region.