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Andamios

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GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ, Manuel Francisco. The Body in the Social Protest for Ayotzinapa. Artistic Practices and Activism in the Occupation of the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Andamios [online]. 2017, vol.14, n.34, pp.115-135. ISSN 1870-0063.

This paper reflects on the usage of the body in practices of social protest and its link with art and activism; these practices are contextualized within the protests and demons trations for Ayotzinapa. This approach assumes that the body that protests is an “extended body”, a subject with the capacity for agency in social life; this capacity is exercised through its collective expression. Specific cases are discussed in dancistic actions executed by members from the Asamblea de la Comunidad Artística, in the political and cultural occupation of the Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes, which can be considered as strategies of artistic activism (artivism) with the intention of elucidating how, when “the body is being put” to protest, artistic and aesthetic experiences are produced.

Keywords : Social protest; extended body; subject; collective expression; artivism.

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