Exit Art announces major new exhibition chronicling over forty years of political
graphics, media and social protest movements:
SIGNS OF CHANGE
Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now
Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee
Inaugurating Exit Art’s Curatorial Incubator Program
Curatorial Incubator Director: Mary Anne Staniszewski
September 20 – November 22, 2008
January 23 – March 8, 2009
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
In Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee as part of Exit Art's Curatorial Incubator, this important and timely exhibition surveys the creative work of dozens of international social movements.
Organized thematically, the exhibition presents the creative outpourings of social movements, such as those for Civil Rights and Black Power in the United States; democracy in China; anti-apartheid in Africa; squatting in Europe; environmental activism and women's rights internationally; and the global AIDS crisis, as well as uprisings and protests, such as those for indigenous control of lands; against airport construction in Japan; and student and worker revolution in France. The exhibition also explores the development of powerful counter-cultures that evolve beyond traditional politics and create distinct aesthetics, life-styles, and social organization.
Although histories of political groups and counter-cultures have been written, and political and activist shows have been held, this exhibition is a groundbreaking attempt to chronicle the artistic and cultural production of these movements. Signs of Change offers a chance to see relatively unknown or rarely seen works, and is intended to not only provide a historical framework for contemporary activism, but also to serve as an inspiration for the present and the future.
During the exhibition, there will be ongoing screenprinting workshops with guest artists and activists in collaboration with the Lower East Side Printshop as well as the following programs and events. [click to view]
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia, Brazil, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mozambique, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and others.
(schedule and program is subject to change)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 3:30pm
Friday and Saturday at 5:30pm