Brief History of Protest Art

A Brief History of Protest Art


Price: $21.99

  • Publication Date: September 6, 2022
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 6 34
  • ISBN: 9781849767828
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: 70 color illustrations
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, and Caribbean

A visual journey through 100 years of protest art

A visual journey through 100 years of protest art, which is more relevant than ever in our digital, visually rich, and social-media driven age. Art has always declared its dissatisfaction against the status quo. Throughout history artists have used their art to criticize and protest a range of injustices and inequalities, oppression, and violence. Their art is an act of defiance, but more importantly it has given a voice to the voiceless and the marginalized.

About the author

Aindrea Emelife is an independent curator, art historian, and presenter from London. Starting at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she completed a BA in History of Art, she has quickly gone on to become a groundbreaking new voice in an art world otherwise steeped in tradition. Emelife has been featured in programming on Sky Arts and presented art films for such prestigious institutions as The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hepworth Wakefield, the Dairy Art Centre, and the Courtauld. In 2021, Emelife was appointed to the mayor of London’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm. The commission’s role is to enrich and add to the current public realm, and advise on better ways to raise public understanding behind existing statues, street names, building names and memorials. Visit Emelife at