Even in the digital age, art can be political. A new show at the Schirn Gallery in Frankfurt shows how art can be an effective political tool and raise plenty of questions.
Adelita Husni-Bey painted this large-scale oil painting criticizing the inaction of those in power.
Anything goes is the message of the work "100banners2015" by Phyllida Barlow.
Portraits of ink-stained fingers remind artist Osman Bozkurt of dubious elections in Turkey.
American artist Mark Flood piled 5,000 "likes," reminiscent of Facebook, into an ominous tower for the exhibition.
A snapshot taken from a video by the Turkish-Kurdish multimedia artist Halil Altindere.
Artist Julius von Bismarck took this photo, 'Fuguration #5 (May Day Riot Police) in 2009. It depicts German police officers standing menacingly around a fire.
A reoccurring gesture is shown in the work of Edgar Leciejewski. The exhibition "Power to the People" at Frankfurt's Schirn Gallery runs until May 27.
Venice hosts its biannual International Art Fair this year for the 58th time. Contrasts galore await visitors at the world's largest art spectacle — and more than ever, the artists are inspired by political events.
Contemporary Chinese art dates its beginnings back to 1978 - the year of reform and change. But how free are artists in their expression in China today?
Art with a message is in demand at exhibitions and biennials around the world. Until the end of May, Frankfurt's Schirn Gallery is presenting a collection of political art raising plenty of questions.
His satirical posters, full of wit and ridicule, critically tackle German society and politics, from Amazon to Angela Merkel. As Klaus Staeck turns 80, Essen's Folkwang Museum presents the work of the art rebel.
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