Swoon: The City Created, Built, Broken and Rebuilt This is the fourth in our series of interviews with artists represented by Christina Ray — a gallery and creative catalyst dedicated to contemporary artwork that explores the relationship between people and places. We have previously heard from Roberto Mollá, who explores the cityscape through architectural representation, woodblock prints, anime and modernist graphic design, Emily Henretta, who draws on chaos and order, construction and destruction, renovation and decay to contemplate the idea of cities, and Heather L. Johnson, who takes inspiration from complex infrastructure systems and their impact on the physical space and experience of urban environments. Swoon, a Brooklyn-based artist, has worked in a variety of media to engage constructed environments. Let’s start with the city street and the relationship between the conditions of inspiration, production and display. Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea. How this relates to the rest of my life and work I think is yet to be seen.
The Evolution of Propaganda Design: US Retro Posters The emergence of a new kind of aesthetic in Russian and Soviet art after the revolution of 1917 largely resulted from the state having experienced a revolution, the arts became revolutionary too and changed dramatically. In the United States, no such revolution occurred, which is quite evident in US World War I propaganda, which usually employs a visual language similar to earlier works. By the time of the Great Depression of the 1930s things really started to change, and American posters took on a new direction. I include some posters here that weren't state sponsored, and thus might not be propaganda in a strict sense, but I consider them all noteworthy and interesting, so I hope you can forgive me for this. World War I 1 & 2. Americans in general didn't want to participate in a war that was seen as a European affair. Poster #1 here shows without doubt the most famous American piece of propaganda, and indeed one of the country's most famous fictive characters. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. New Deal
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PUNK ROCK (DIY mentality) The Chairman Smiles - Introduction The former Soviet Union, Cuba, and China: three countries where posters played an important political role and received a large amount of artistic attention. This is a selection of 145 political posters, famous masterpieces as well as equally beautiful but unknown examples drawn from the collection of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. 'The Chairman Smiles' gives an image of stormy political developments. The Soviet posters chronicle the Revolution of 1917, the following civil war and the attempts to build a new society, the Five Year Plans of the 1930s and Joseph Stalin's dictatorship. Of course, the image these posters give is not impartial. This presentation is built around digitized images of 145 posters: 33 from the Soviet Union, 33 from Cuba, and 79 from China. Go to: Soviet posters Cuban posters Chinese posters Additional information: For a Belorussian translation of this Introduction, see:
Art as a Weapon There is a particularly cynical groan that comes out of a critic’s voice when the term politics is paired with art or music, especially when the politics in question is current. When politics is buried beneath layers of conceptual academic skulduggery it is much easier to swallow. If it is historical it can also pass – otherwise terms like agit-prop, doctrinaire, and didactic are used with abandon. This attitude may be a side effect of the post-war boom years, or maybe it was the rise of theory-based art education, which turned its back on craft in favour of lofty intellectual pretensions. Regardless of where it comes from, it is clearly myopically misguided in a world where civil rights are eroding as fast as arable land. In hard times, a vanguard of artists always emerges whose work responds to the political climate – art that inspires movements and reveals injustice. For those in the Montreal area, Eric Drooker will be appearing at two upcoming events.
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About | The Revolution Began Yesterday Who is Radix Media? Radix Media is a worker-owned and operated union print shop based in Brooklyn, New York, offering both offset and digital printing services, as well as graphic design. Our name comes from the Latin root of the word radical which means to get to the root. Worker-Owned Every worker at Radix Media is a co-owner and takes part in one or more aspects of management of the business. Union Shop Radix Media is unionized with both the Graphic Communications Conference / International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE). Eco-Friendly We use vegetable-based inks and solvents, alcohol-free dampening systems on our offset presses, and our house paper is 100% post-consumer recycled. What We Print The list of projects we can print is vast, and includes zines, pamphlets, posters, postcards, business cards, letterhead, calendars, stickers, envelopes and much more. How did you get started? Have an idea for a project?
:: Stencil Archive :: | Over 12,000 Stencil Photos since 2002 performance Offensive & Politically Incorrect Advertising & Propaganda Racism This marmelade ad from 1910 shows amongst others, a golliwog. I've never seen one in my lifetime, but, to my surprise, they are apparently still for sale in some countries. While they are quite grotesque stereotypes of africans, I suppose their cutesy, innocent qualities makes up for it in the eyes of some. A classic take on the classic stereotype of the black servant (or slave?) No fuss, to the point racist packaging. With the combination of the Uncle Sam figure and the proclamation in his hand, its reasonable to suspect that this 1882 advert is a kind of weird play on the Chinese Exclusion Act which was passed as US law that same year. More than a century later, in 2007, we find these somewhat less explicit posters in Switzerland, promoting the right wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) and various supported initiatives. Naturally, the birds trying to get a bite out of Switzerland aren't white doves or owls, they're crows, black as the night, with obvious symbolism. Cigarettes