This project was realized during the Moscow Photo Workshop with Davide Monteleone. 3-10 January 2013. YarT Photography Documentary Workshops. photographyworkshopyart.com/
Since the 1920s, radical artistic experiments have sought to destroy the boundaries between art and everyday life. Old industrial buildings, city streets, the Internet and mass media were increasingly replacing museums and galleries as the ideal forums and exhibition venues for modern art.
Today’s activists do not think of art as a distinct system. They use the language of art as a tool to challenge and change their daily reality: from DIY urban repair to struggling for new forms of state representation. Unsanctioned interventions and interactions in urban environments, combined with mass media coverage, have become effective transformative tactics for a new alternative vision for the future.
Term PARTIZANING first appeared as a name for a group of activists in Moscow. And also as a name for their website. But actually this term can define a new phenomenon and strategy at the intersection of street art and social activism in general.
PARTIZANING members devised this term in Russia, where they demonstrate how self-motivated, unauthorized statements and unsolicited action can become key drivers of social and cultural change.
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?