The Visual Creativity of Protests (Romania, 2016-2019) Cover Image

Tüntetések vizuális kreativitása (Románia, 2016–2019)
The Visual Creativity of Protests (Romania, 2016-2019)

Author(s): Gizella Horváth
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Aesthetics, Social Philosophy, Civil Society, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: imagetext; protests; hashtags; videomapping; symbols;posters;

Summary/Abstract: Today, the battle between great ideas is not only fought via texts or speeches on TV screens, the radio, or at lectures or public debates, but also through real and virtual images, and so-called imagetexts. This paper tackles the image politics of the Romanian post-2016 anti-government popular resistance through some typical cases of imagetext: hashtags, symbols, videomapping, posters and some cases of visible space-occupation. These examples can present the anonymous (in some cases professional) artistic creativity, which helps the formation of a social solidarity and crystallizes the message of the resistance through aesthetic pleasure.

  • Issue Year: LXXXI/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 63-70
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian