Our strongest defense against the Trump Administration is protest. Whether that’s through physical dissent or art, Americans have made it clear they won’t stand for racism, homophobia, misogyny, xenophobia or classism. Indian artist Anish Kapoor has revealed his latest piéce de résistance, “I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me.” A black-and-white photographic remake of Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys performance piece of the same title, Kapoor’s work fuses an inverted self-portrait with the phrase written in a Nazi-style font.
“I call on fellow artists and citizens to disseminate their name and image using Joseph Beuys’s seminal work of art as a focus for social change,” he said, in his artist’s statement. “Our silence makes us complicit with the politics of exclusion. We will not be silent.”
View “I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me,” above.