Document Type

Student Research Paper

Advisor(s)

Dr. Oya Ozkanca and Dr. Dan Chen

Publication Date

Fall 2018

Department

Politics, Philosophy, and Legal Studies

Abstract

Evaluating the link between art and politics, this paper traces the development of environmental art in France and the United States since the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in 2015. First, this essay presents a methodology, a literature review, and the theories behind this subject. Then, to contextualize the art examples, this essay summarizes each state’s governmental structure and cultural principles. Finally, referencing three French and three U.S. projects as well as related legislation, this essay discusses artists’ varied forms of and successes with activism.

Comments

International Studies Minor Capstone

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