‘We don’t have to accept our world as it is, the ways we’re told we should navigate it,’ Steve Lambert has argued. ‘The democratic ideal [is] that we’re not subject to culture: we can create it.’ The guerrilla artist and founder of the New York-based Center for Artistic Activism makes work that is funny, meaningful, accessible and often radical – raising questions about image culture, advertising and the basis of capitalism itself. At this panel discussion, Lambert and Melbourne artists Candy Bowers and Jax Jacki Brown will talk about their methods and motivations in making work that seeks to change the world. How can art ignite social change? When does activist art become preachy and boring? Join us for this free conversation at the Wheeler Centre, as we talk the fine balance of art and activism, from creativity and accessibility to strategy.
Steve Lamber's work Capitalism Works for Me! True/False is happening as part of Melbourne Fringe for more info - click here