Art Turning Left

How Values Changed Making 1789-2013


The emotional power of images has always linked artistic production to political campaigning, leading artists to put their work at the service of different causes. Rarely has the reverse effect, of political thinking impacting upon the making of art, been investigated. The publication focuses on this lesser explored aspect to trace a lineage for work intended to be made politically. Instead of propaganda and political messaging, the project follows how artists went a long way to change how art is made and shown in order to be coherent with their political and ethical principles.  

The catalogue followed the exhibition by the same name, and incorporates a diary spanning the conception through to the exhibiting of the works, and works that were not included in the exhibition.