Artbound episode "Art and Protest" explores art created amid social upheaval. The program showcases Andrea Bowers and Noe Gaytan, whose work engages with the struggle for wage equity and unionization; the life and assemblage sculptures of African American artist Noah Purifoy, whose practice was radically transformed by the Watts riots; Michael Maltzan's design of Star Apartments, a housing project addressing the issue of homelessness in downtown Los Angeles; and the cross-border muralism of artist El Mac.
View the stories showcased in this episode below:
Andrea Bowers is a political artist actively advocating for a fair living wage and the unionization efforts of adjunct professors.
The Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture, open to the public, illustrates the artist's vision during the last 15 years of his life.
Star Apartments, located in the heart of downtown's Skid Row was designed by renowned L.A. architect Michael Maltzan to provide permanent housing and social services to the formerly homeless.
Muralist Miles "Mac" MacGregor honors everyday figures not typically featured in the history of portraiture.