Signs of Change now available at Exit Art and AKPress

Signs of Change now available at Exit Art and AKPress

Date posted: 2010-12-17 10:58:49

Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures, 1960s to Now catalogue is available!

Dara Greenwald, Ph.D. Candidate in Rensselaer's Department of the Arts, is Co-Editor with Josh MacPhee of the exhibition catalogue Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures, 1960s to Now, published by Exit Art and AK Press, winter 2010. Mary Anne Staniszewski, Associate Professor, Department of the Arts, Rensselaer, is Executive Editor. The catalogue was published in conjunction with Signs of Change: Social Movement Cul­tures 1960s to Now, an exhibition produced by the New York City cultural center, Exit Art. Signs of Change was the inaugural project of Exit Art's Curatorial Incubator Program, of which Staniszewski is the Director. Greenwald and MacPhee were Fellows of the program and Curators of the exhibition.

The Signs of Change catalogue is a visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from more than twenty-five nations. Surveying the creative work of dozens of international social movements, from the do-it-yourself graphics and media of the 1960s to today's instantaneous digital technologies, it investigates the themes and representations of global struggles for equal­ity, democracy, freedom, and basic human rights. This groundbreaking work illustrates the extraordinary aesthetic range of radical movements during the past fifty years and explores the rise of powerful countercultures that evolve beyond traditional politics, creating distinct forms of art, lifestyles, and social organizations.

The catalogue includes essays by Greenwald, MacPhee, Staniszewski, Jeanette Ingberman (Exit Art Co-Founder and Co-Director), George Katsiaficas, and Lauren Rosati (Exit Art Assistant Curator and Exhibition Co-Project Manager with Exit Art Associate Curator, Herb Tam).

The exhibition was held at Exit Art from September 20 to December 6, 2008, and was also presented at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York from April 5 to June 5, 2009, co-sponsored by Rensselaer's iEAR Presents! and Humanities@Rensselaer. The show travelled as well to the Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from January 23  to March 8, 2009  and the Philip Feldman Gallery and Project Space, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon from February 4 to March 19, 2010.

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