Art modules


1. Political art and power

This module is on political art in relation to powerful institutions, and links this directly to the issue of plastic pollution. first we will explore the definition of political art, and link it directly to several pieces of art. Subsequently, three types of political art will be discussed: propaganda, political protest, and cartoons & satire. Finally, we will directly apply the concept of political art to the issue of plastic pollution and explore and discuss how it is used as a tool to influence multinationals.

KEY CONCEPTS: political art, propoganda, protest art

2. political art and society

This module is on political art in relation to society, specifically addressing plastic pollution. First we will define what political art actually means, and we will discuss several art pieces. Subsequently, we will discuss three categories of political art: portrayal, projection, and promotion. Finally, students will be asked to assess which of these type of art they perceive to be the most powerful when it comes to addressing plastic pollution

KEY CONCEPTS: political art, portrayal, projection, promotion