Politicized Imagery & Critique of Government and Systems


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Politicized Imagery & Critique of Government and Systems

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200,000+ Covid Deaths
"200,000+ Covid Deaths" is spray-painted in red next to a wheatpasting of Donald Trump that reads "It Is What It Is."

Government Health Advice
A poster on a wooden pole reads:
"Government Health Advice
Avoid sunlight and fresh air as much as possible.
Trap bacteria and germs on your face for at least 8 hours a day.
Watch television news propaganda, daily.
Instill a sense of anxiety and…

Pandemia Anticostituzionale graffiti
Graffiti in red spray paint reading "PANDEMIA ANTICOSTITUZIONALE" ("Unconstitutional Pandemic"), signed "L'indagato." This appears on a wall with a number of unrelated tags.

Coronavirus A Decade of NHS Cuts and Privatisation
This poster depicts six circles with images of hands being washed with soap. The last two circles depict the hands with blood. Underneath the circles, the message "However thoroughly you wash your hands if you voted for this government your hands…

We're #1 In The World
A poster board in blue, black, and red writing reads "We're #1 In The World! #1 In Covid Cases #1 In Covid Deaths Why?!?" It continues to read "I Alone Can Fix This!" with a signature at the end. This was hanging on the BLM Memorial Fence.

Killed More People Than Omicron
A blue sticker on a black pole has text reading "North [text missing] Pol [text missing] Armed [text missing] Have Killed More People Than Omicron." To the left of the writing is the Northumbria Police symbol.

Psychological Warfare
A sticker that reads "Any Government that Wages Psychological Warfare On Its Own Citizens Has Declared Itself On Enemy Of The People." Beneath, is a link to the artist's Telegram page.

Why Can't We Have a Party Boris?
This sticker depicts the question "Why Can't We Have a Party Boris?" Boris Johnson, the prime minister of England, responds with "one rule for thee and another for me."

Anti-Vaxx sticker
This sticker portrays a person behind jail bars. Around the bars is the word "Booster." Beneath the words is a QR code and a link that leads to the The White Rose's Telegram page. The White Rose is an anti-vaxx group that has appropriated the name of…

Trump is a Covid and Climate Denier on Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence
Documentation of the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence in Washington D. C. On this day, protest works included posters showing a fist of power, an image of Trayvon Martin accompanied by his name, an image of Dominique Clayton with her name and text…

$tate of Emergency
Mural reading "$tate of Emergency" documented in Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.

Quarantine and Domestic Violence mural
A series of panels on a wall addressing the theme of violence against women (VbG or Violência baseado no género), with some portions addressing quarantine/Covid-19. In this large mural, people join together in a protest carrying signs. Pertinent to…

Omer Al Bashir as Coronavirus
This is a large, wall-sized portrait of Omer Al Bashir. He has horns on his head, reminiscent of the spikes of the Coronavirus. His face is tinted green.

You Can Wash Away the Virus But You Can Never Wash Away the Shame | Labor Camp Report June 6, 2020 / 1,976,515
A black and white print with text reading "You can wash away the virus but you can never wash away the shame | Covid-19 Labor Camp Report June 6 ,2020 / 1,976,515." Imagery includes a close up of hand washing, a public, state-sanctioned lynching, and…

I Don't Care About Your Politics
"A wheatpaste piece, adhered to a cement base, depicting a bright blue and red covid virus. ""I Don't Care About Your Politics"" is painted in the center, referring to the virus's impact on all, despite the frequent politicization of the pandemic.…

Voici l'oeuvre d'un connard
A dirty blue surgical mask that has been framed and placed on a wall. Beside the frame is an object label. The label gives the title of the piece as ‘Voici l'oeuvre d'un connard/ Here is the work on an asshole’. The label description states ‘Masque…

A mixed media piece on cardboard depicting three antique television sets stacked on top of each other, surrounded by a group of sheep. The sheep are wearing masks and looking directly at the viewer. The entire piece is rendered in black-and-white…

"It is what it is"-Trump: 200,000+ COVID-19 Deaths
Inside what appears to be a large frame, is a wheatpasting of a smiling Donald Trump, who is giving a thumbs up. Stenciled next to this image reads "It is what it is-Trump." In large type, next to both of these reads "200,000+ COVID19 Deaths" in red…

Ready for the next wave!
A painting of the personification of death, or the "grim reaper." Death holds a scythe in one hand and a surf board in the other. The entire painting is blank, except for the front tip of the surf board, which is orange. The artist's description…

This is simple white spray-painted graffiti on a bridge support in Rotherham, England. It reads, "COVID IS A HOAX Fuck BORRIS." The United Kingdom prime minister Boris Johnson is the target of this message, although his name is misspelled.
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