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  • Writer's pictureStuart Sheldon

What Makes For Successful Activist Art? Cultured Magazine

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

Artists Stuart Sheldon and Zoë Buckman both created billboards for last year’s For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. As the largest creative collaboration in US history, this endeavor engaged over 300 artists nationwide, reflecting a multiplicity of voices that sparked national dialogue about art, education, commerce and politics. For his billboard, “How Was School Today?” Sheldon was awarded an Ellie Creator Award from Oolite Arts, celebrating “the individual artists who are the backbone of Miami’s visual arts community.” When the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) invited Sheldon to share what he learned and lead a town hall discussion on “How Success is Measured in Activist Art,” he invited Buckman to join him in exploring their practices and evolution in the so-called activist artist space. Join them Thursday, November 7 at PAMM, along with some of America’s frontline creative activists and thought leaders, as they examine activist practices and personal benchmarks for success. Before that, read them interviewing each other; beginning with Stuart’s questions for Zoë:

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