What impact can an artist really have on the politics of the day? How do they shape the world we live in? What does a street revolution of rebellious graffiti art really mean? How do publicity stunts in world famous museums steer us towards a certain end? Can street signs really make a difference?
Art historian Bojana Popovic will explore the deep-rooted connection between art and politics, and the role artists play in the front line of change. Through the lens of global post-war and contemporary artists, we’ll question how art has grabbed the headlines in diverse and controversial ways to force those in power to sit up and listen.
Throughout this four-part series, we’ll explore issues surrounding national identity, freedom of speech, and feminism to see whether any themes are deemed off-limits to artists working today. Feel free to join us for one or all four sessions.
Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at Tate Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. After working for several private art galleries in Zurich and Paris, she moved to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Education’s MA programme. In September 2020 Bojana left the auction world to work as an independent art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer, specialising in Contemporary Art.