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Art as a Means for Political Visibility During a Rise in Anti-Immigrant Legistlation in the U.S.

Barbara Calderón-Douglass


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Title

Art as a Means for Political Visibility During a Rise in Anti-Immigrant Legistlation in the U.S.

Author

Barbara Calderón-Douglass

Advisor

Evan Neely

Date

2014

Abstract

This thesis speaks about the artistic and creative happenings involved in the Pro-Migrant Movement that spawned in recent years due to an increasing political hostility toward migrants in the U.S. Particularly in Arizona, human rights abuses involving migrants were being ignored by the mass media. In response to a lack of positive and humanized images of migrants in the media, artists or "artivists" began creating visual art and offering workshops that taught the public art-making skills. The increasingly vibrant visual landscape at protests, direct actions, and in digital environments stirred the national consciousness while attracting more media attention to human rights abuses happening in states like Arizona.

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Barbara Calderón-Douglass, “Art as a Means for Political Visibility During a Rise in Anti-Immigrant Legistlation in the U.S. ,” History of Art & Design Theses, accessed September 22, 2017, http://hadthesis.pratt.edu/items/show/56.