Chapter 3 Xavier Cortada

Socially Engaged Activist Artist

In: Painting Constitutional Law
Author: Renée D. Ater

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This chapter examines the art of Xavier Cortada, who engages a social art praxis that is deeply tied to community participation and transformation. Cortada works across media to edge individuals and communities into action. Through his series May It Please the Court, Cortada uses easel painting to trace precedent-setting Florida cases that were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Painting Constitutional Law

Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights