Every artwork contains an idea, and sometimes ideas are dangerous. Through history artists have weaponized their work to wage war on tradition, fight dogma, and promote radical change. The artists below developed new methods of creating art and wrote manifestos to share their ideas with the world. Here we find the passionate visionaries — André Breton imitating lunatics to draft the roots of Surrealism, Kazimir Malevich wishing death on the academics of his time, and Liubov Popova who rejected art itself to embrace populist craftsmanship. If you're looking for a blueprint for creating change, dig in.
A psychiatrist releases his mind and invents Surrealism
Prophet of the violent, industrial future
A poet creates a church of speed and violence
"Art does not need us, and it never did"
We shall remake the world
Machines that scream: inventing Futurist music
Why can’t I stop painting my mother?
The architect of invisible cities