The Definition of Artivism

“Artivism is a portmanteau word combining art and activism. Artivism takes roots, or branches, off of a 1997 gathering between Chicano artists from East Los Angeles and the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico. The words “Artivist” and “Artivism” were popularized through a variety of events, actions and artworks via artists and musicians such as Quetzal, Ozomatli, and Mujeres de Maiz, among other East Los Angeles artists, and at spaces such as Self Help Graphics & Art. Artivism developed in recent years as antiwar and anti-globalization protests … Continue reading The Definition of Artivism

Impressionism : Art Movement

The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1880-1881 Impressinism is only direct sensation. All great painters were more or less impressionists. It is mainly a question of instinct. – Claude Monet Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement, associated especially with French artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, who attempted to accurately and objectively record visual ‘impressions’ … Continue reading Impressionism : Art Movement

” The Only Thing That Should Be Separated by Colour Is Laundry

“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war. And until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the colour of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard … Continue reading ” The Only Thing That Should Be Separated by Colour Is Laundry

Collective Space

La Pépinière Did you know about La Pépinière – Espaces Collectifs? “Born of a citizen initiative in 2014, the organization is now a leader in the placemaking movement in Quebec with more than 30 projects under its belt. La Pépinière uses its expertise to implement programs that support the creation of collective spaces and expand the number of actors able to carry these projects. La … Continue reading Collective Space