Social and Political Protest Art Artists and activists produce artwork that reflects social and political movements. These works are created purposefully and skillfully and are used to send out important messages. Posters, photographs, signs, banners, and street art are just a few of the mediums used to display these important messages. Some individuals also use installations and performances to convey their purpose. Social and political protest art is used universally and is aimed to influence large audiences. This exhibition was created to represent protest artwork from many different countries. Each of these pieces will have the underlying theme of political and social protest, however, each piece of art will display its message in a unique manner.