Art has often been associated with politics. Especially since the second half of the nineteenth century and with force throughout the twentieth, many artists and movements have concentrated their efforts on the break and the denial of the canons, as well as social and cultural conventions.
But there is a type of art especially concentrated in the call of attention and also in the opposition to the established. These are artworks interested in social issues, that invite the spectator to debate.
Without a doubt we live in a moment of crisis. All the big institutions are being questioned and the shared certainties on which our social and coexistence systems have been built seem to be reduced. There are crises in States and political institutions and economic systems; crisis in educational systems and religious institutions; crisis of migrations, displacements and refugees; crisis in the way we conceive of identities and the exercise of rights. Everything changes quickly, nothing seems completely real, or definitive.
Against this background, art has something to say. The artist, as a witness and interpreter of his time, reflects from his position and tries to open paths or at least pose questions and dilemmas. Some from the frontal critic and others by the doubt.
We have gathered a sample of these artists, who answer, who question, who argue, with the purpose of continuing to open spaces for reflection and thought through art.