Relationship between art and politics is one of RIT‘s research areas both in its theoretical and practical forms. We recognize the political potentials and limits of artistic practices that reflect and intervene in societies. We aim at facilitating artistic work and radical research to explore, criticize and push the boundaries between arts and politics in creative and progressive ways.
With liberatory power of commonizing practices in arts, we aim at providing creative platforms for artists and critics to further their practices free from oppression, censorship, self-censorship and precarization. This group will also build networks in the art communities in the US and other countries to further opportunities for artists working on subjects covering various forms of discrimination, social and economic injustices, human rights issues, immigration and political repression.
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