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Daddy, what did YOU do in the climate war?

The Art of Protest - featuring more than 100 iconic posters, book charting more than a century of social protest

_Daddy, what did YOU do in the Climate War? Josh MacPhee, Justseeds, 2017, USA _

Against an increasingly polarizing political landscape, The Art of Protest charts a visual journey through more than a century of social protest; from the early twentieth century through to the 1960s and 1970s - considered by many the heyday of uprisings - to contemporary, social media activism.

Featuring a foreword from celebrated artist and activist Anish Kapoor, this illustrative history covers key campaigns such as women’s liberation, nuclear disarmament, civil rights, the climate crisis, refugee rights, and LGBTQ activism. It showcases iconic posters from world-renowned artists, including from the archives of Amnesty International, as well as spontaneous artworks from short- lived print collectives and activists on the ground. Each poster is accompanied by a short text that explains its context and explores how creative defiance can push boundaries and challenge those who seek to deny people their rights to peace and equality.

• A bold collection of more than 100 protest posters

• In collaboration with Amnesty International

• Artists include: Noma Bar, Micah Bazant, Alain Carrier, Seymour Chwast, Carlos A. Cortéz, Fierce Pussy, Justseeds, Marie McMahon, Favianna Rodriguez, Klaus Staeck, Annemarie van Haeringen

“This book is a brilliant and eclectic collection of protest art created by people seeking to change the world.” Amnesty International

_Protect Your Parks Stanley Thomas Clough for the Federal Art Project (FAP) 1938, USA Credit: Library of Congress _

The Art of Protest by Jo Rippon produced in collaboration with Amnesty International and with a foreword from Anish Kapoor.

Featuring more than 100 iconic posters, the book charts a visual journey through more than a century of social protest. It covers key campaigns such as the climate crisis, nuclear disarmament, civil rights, women’s liberation, refugee rights and LGBTQ activism.

It showcases posters from world-renowned artists, the archives of Amnesty International and spontaneous artworks from short-lived print collectives and activists on the ground. Each poster is accompanied by text that explains its context and explores how creative defiance can push boundaries and challenge those who seek to deny people their rights to peace and equality.

From the foreward by Anish Kapoor -

'The political slogan, the poster, the sign or symbol of a movement or group, these are images around which we are called to unite. They speak the voice of an individual but capture the voice of the many and on occasion even the voice of a generation. These images matter, they are the signs of the unrest in our souls, they tell us of our will to freedom and of our unwillingness to conform.'

'The images in this book are a compendium of the will to a voice. They are a first step to self-determination and dignity. Collectively they declare a refusal to be looked at or judged from the outside. A refusal to limit the diversity that is self-determination. The refusal to be drawn in to the commonality of means that reduces all peoples and all causes to the simplified language of the majority.'

_Protect Kids Not Guns Micah Bazant for Amplifier 2018, USA _

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