Politicized Art Update #3

Hi all!

My research is nearly at its close and I am looking forward to putting all the pieces together in my paper, but first, I wanted to update one final time on the research itself before I transition fully to writing!

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Politicized Art Update #2

Hi all!

I have been reading, since my last post, about two big things: theories on political art and case studies in political art, both historical and present-day.

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Third Cinema and Politicized Art

Third Cinema is a radical artistic movement within the sphere of film that emerged out of Argentina in the late 1960’s to 1970’s that focused on film as an act of liberation. For my project, I intend to explore the place the Third Cinema movement has within the greater historical context of politicized art movements, specifically in regards to its legacy and impact on subsequent conceptions of the role of art. I will further investigate the ways in which Third Cinema’s ideological framework could be applied today to the new forms of artistic expression available due to democratization and advancement in the technological landscape, as well as identify ways in which current modes of thinking about art are comparable, both in terms of what it accomplishes and its capacity for political influence.