Activist art is a broad genre of visual art leveraged by social movements, artists, and activists to foster human rights and address sociopolitical issues. The primary goal of art activism is to produce thought-provoking artworks in the form of social or political currency. In this way, activist artists can actively address cultural structures of power and societal norms rather than just describe or represent them.
This genre of art is designed to empower communities, individuals and is typically installed in public spaces. In most cases, the activist artists work closely with community leaders and other stakeholders to produce art that has a powerful impact.