Donald Trump, Election Protest, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Artists Respond with Devastation, Then Determination, to the Election of Donald Trump

The shock after Donald Trump’s election has turned to anger and determination, a galvanizing desire to fight for change and a better world than the one the President-elect plans to create.


In the first 24 hours following Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States, the response among many who’d hoped and voted for a different outcome was mostly numbing and immobilizing shock. But in the following 24 hours, shock turned turned to anger and determination, a galvanizing desire to fight for change and a better world than the one that President-elect Trump plans to create. Tens of thousands took to the streets around the country, many concerned citizens planned actions and events in the days, weeks, and months to come, and many artists went back to making art — saddened, certainly, but also emboldened rather than defeated.

Christina Massey
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Bill Adams
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