This Art Works! Disrupting heteronormative spaces and messing with street signs

In this episode of This Art Works!, The Head wishes people could express the same passion for pressing social issues that they do for sports.

The Head wishes people could express the same passion for pressing social issues that they do for sports

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In this episode of This Art Works!, The Head wishes people could express the same passion for pressing social issues that they do for sports. Artist Adrienne Crossman shows The Head how he can be a good team player by making political felt pennants. We pay a visit to the the Local Art School to see some pretty rad student work. Meanwhile, artist duo Timeanddesire are on a covert mission to disrupt the city through their fake street signs.

There are artists who make pretty pictures to hang on your mantle. This Art Works! is not about those artists. A new original series for CBC Arts, This Art Works! is a subversively surreal showcase of provocative projects by Canadian artists tackling today's most pressing and controversial issues. Using a variety of artistic methods (ball-gags, street signs, blanket forts and menstrual blood just to name a few), the artists let their imaginations run wild to make art work for social change. With a supporting cast of comedians, This Art Works! fuses the wholesomeness of children's television with an absurdist comedic bent, creating a bizarre world unlike any other.

Created by art collective Madeleine Co. and produced in partnership with OCAD University, This Art Works! is the gleeful mix of '90s nostalgia, comedy and contemporary art practice you didn't know you needed. Watch the full season online now!

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