The art of protest
Art is a means of social criticism. Taking this fact as a starting point, the exhibition Resilient Rebels explores forms of protest, large and small, through the eyes of modern artists. The title of the exhibition Resilient Rebels refers to decisiveness, recovery, hope and resilience, and different strategies of resistance.
The exhibition presents artworks dealing with the power of mass protest from a poetic perspective. They reflect struggles and tensions and lend a voice to those who feel ignored. Beyond activism and politics, the artists have also been drawn to the personal, human, rebellious, and resilient nature of protest.
Resilient Rebels shows that resistance has many forms. Whether contemplative or activist, small and personal, or grand and symbolic: the boundaries are elastic, and hope is the common denominator. After all, how can one fight without hope?
Bambi van Balen /OTION, Black Archives, Matthijs de Bruijne, Jota Castro, Rossel Chaslie, Tina Farifteh, Alicia Framis, Afsaneh Ghafarian Rabe’I, Golshan, Gluklya, Johan Grimonprez, Guerrilla Girls, HIMMELSBACH, Käthe Kollwitz, Anouk Kruithof, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Tools for Action.
This exhibition is supported by the Mondriaan Fund and Driessen Groep.