In the current climate of Trumpism, racism, Islamaphobia, sexism, refugee injustice, and resistance Melanie Lazarow’s exhibition is an action research immersion into the necessity to protest. Lazarow uses an installation of i-pads, banners, cushions, and photos to link the incommensurables of politics and art.
Thousands turned out to put pressure on the Liberal and Labor governments to free refugees, demand equal marriage, and fight for justice for the original owners of the land. As these actions continue into 2017 Melanie is there observing, and participating. “Get up, stand up” now is not the time for complacency. Art and politics do and should mix.