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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from The Emerging Veteran Art Movement Gains Momentum by Kevin Basl:
Artist and Iraq War veteran Yvette M. Pino says that she initially avoided politics in her artwork. One of the original guidelines of her Veteran Print Project, which pairs civilian artists with veterans to produce an original print, was for participants to remain apolitical. Then she got connected with other veteran artists who challenged this idea and her perspective changed. "To tell somebody they can't be political is in a way censoring the actual story," she said about her project in an interview with the Madison Cap Times. Now she embraces politically-provocative artwork.
Hipolito Arriaga of the Combat Hippies.Photo by Sandro Abate.
A growing movement of veterans and service members are making art challenging militarism, Islamophobia, sexist DOD and VA policies, military cliches, racism in the ranks, and more... Read More
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