December 2nd -6th, 2013 Southwark Council Building, Atrium, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH Open 9am-6pm daily
SOCIAL PROTESTING: Tuesday the 3rd of December, 11am-2pm RECEPTION: Thursday the 5th of December 5-7pm.
SOCIAL PROTEST- The Exhibition.
Social Protest is an investigation to discover what individuals share and what sets them apart in terms of global protests. Themes include: global warming, domestic violence, protesting the wearing of socks with sandals……
2013 has seen people across the globe continue to protest and go into the streets against military rule in Egypt, corrupt governments from Bulgaria to Sri Lanka, to the rise of bus fares in Brazil. It saw the continuation of rallies for many causes stimulated through social media – so challenging the future of the role of protests from the personal to online.
Social Protest : in an impromptu performative manner, asked individuals away from crowds or political settings to contemplate what they wish they could change about the world. It posted their messages and images online to promote dialogue.
Each protest is colour coded, and the complete findings will be revealed in an artist limited edition publication to come out in 2014.
Locations where Social Protest Travelled in 2013:
UK: Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, The Lake District, London, Oxford, Poole, Preston, East Sussex and York USA: Washington DC, New York City, Storm King NY, Boston MA, Williamstown MA, Northampton MA, San Francisco CA, Los Angeles CA, Petaluma CA, Philadelphia PA, FRANCE: Paris, ITALY: Milan, Lake Como, ISRAEL: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, POLAND: Krakow, HOLLAND: Amsterdam, CZECK REPUBLIC: Prague
About The Artist
Julia Vogl studied BA Honors Art &Politics at Oberlin College, USA (2007) and received a MFA at the Slade School of Art, (2011). Vogl is dedicated to making social sculpture, engaging with site, community and making relevant commentary on social/political/economic issues. In 2012 she won the Aesthetica Art Prize, Catlin Art Prize, and was recognized by American for the Arts Public Art in Review for her project £1 000 000 | 1 000 opinions.