Episode
November 29, 2016

Art and activism: Part 2

The sacrifices of breaking into the commercial art world.
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Art is a statement but it is not always political. Those who choose to make it political, however, use their medium to wage a kind of guerilla warfare on parts of society they want reformed. In the first half of The Stream’s two-part conversation on art and activism, artists Steve Lambert, Molly Crabapple, Rajkamal Kahlon and Annya Sand explored the thin line between art and activism. Now, in part-two of the conversation, they return to explore the personal and professional changes that accompany success.

“Artists are powerful. We can affect change,” New York-based Lambert tells The Stream community. To affect change, however, an artist needs an audience, and for many, that means breaking into the commercial art world. What barriers exist to wider audiences, and what sacrifices must artists make to be seen and heard?  

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Molly Crabapple @mollycrabapple
Artist and Journalist
mollycrabapple.com

Steve Lambert @SteveLambert
Artist
visitsteve.com

Annya Sand @annyasand
Artist
annyasandart.com 

Rajkamal Kahlon 
Artist
rajkamalkahlon.com

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