Andrew Tider: BIC Professor by Night. Cultural Instigator by Day

3/18/2016 Unknown 0 Comments

If you've been to the Brooklyn Museum's current Agitprop! exhibit, chances are you've gazed up at the Snowden bust, named and designed after famed whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It's hard to miss: The bust itself is four-feet tall, weighs 100 pounds, and stands on a pillar over six feet tall. In effect, Edward Snowden looms over the room. 

What you may not know is that bust was created by BIC's creative track professor Andy Tider. In addition to being an award-winning art director, Prof. Tider and his "co-agitator" Jeff Greenspan (both pictured below) are known for creating artwork meant to agitate and challenge. The bust originally appeared on April 6, 2015  fused to a pillar within the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, a monument to POWs who lost their lives during the American Revolution.

Now a part of the Agitprop! exhibit, the bust is among the many projects that connect contemporary art to social change with a focus on historic moments in creative activism that highlight activities that seek to motivate broad and diverse publics. The exhibit will be at the Brooklyn Museum until August 2016.  Read the whole story behind the Snowden bust on as well as this article in Forbes