"The privilege of being an artist is the ability to answer back": Art and Protest at Frieze Academy

for The Double Negative
A photograph of a plastic Alsatian dog amidst a pile of paper.
Heather Phillipson, more flinching, 2016.

I was lucky to be invited along last month to the Frieze Academy talk on Art and Protest with Jennifer Higgie, Osei Bonsu, & Heather Phillipson at the Rochelle School, London. I wrote up on the evening and the arguments put forward by the speakers for The Double Negative.

The need to speak out and protest feels more urgent than ever before in living memory. Regressive values and dangerous politics are taking hold in the UK and abroad. But where should these protests be directed?

The article, "The privilege of being an artist is the ability to answer back": Art and Protest at Frieze Academy, is now up on The Double Negative.