Within the chaotic mix of conflicting voices and viewpoints, the work of an artist may emerge as the most effective and unified declaration of a nation, articulating the concerns of the people and inspiring social change. Artistic statements are often considered pure – statements that un-biasedly capture the essence of a political dispute in a way that no other dialogue can. Artists can transcend educational barriers and bring political discourse to a global stage. This panel will discuss the ways in which specific artistic voices emerge in societies; how art can be used to educate people about their rights; the skills and mediums that artists employ to raise awareness; and the effect on the art and the artist when he or she transforms into a representative of the people, or even the government.



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