Events & Exhibitions

 

EVENTS:

25 Years of Celebrating the Art of Resistance

SAVE THE DATE --- CSPG'S 25th Anniversary Sunday, October 12, 2014

 

EXHIBITIONS:

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

Prison Nation -Chaffey College - Rancho Cucamonga

Serigrafía: 
Silkscreens from California’s Latino/a Printmaking Community

CSPG posters are also featured
in the following Exhibitions

¡Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice

LA Starts Here!

 

 
CSPG Exhibitions

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) created this traveling poster exhibition highlighting more than twenty boycotts from the 1950s to the present. 

Boycott is traveling to dozens of venues around the U.S. The schedule is being organized by AFSC. See dates below.

Link to photos of the exhibit at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, MA

This exhibition was funded in part by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Boycott!
The Art of Economic Activism

July 24-27, 2014
-Asheville, N.C.
Aug. 1-Sept. 1, 2014 
-Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, M.O.
Sept. 5-Oct. 3, 2014 
-Uri-Eichen gallery, Chicago
Oct. 9-27, 2014  (Social Justice Com)
-Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo, N.D.
Nov. 13-Dec. 17, 2014 
-Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, I.L.

To see L.A. Times article on recent vandalism of Boycott! Exhibition:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bds-posters-vandalized-20140529-story.html

Featured Posters - Top to Bottom

1. Boycott!
Favianna Rodriguez
Digital Print, 2013
Oakland, CA

2. Walk Out on Walmart
Melanie Cervantes, Dignidad Rebelde
Digital Print, 2011
Oakland, CA

3. Boycott Coors Beer
Howard Quinn Co.
Digital Print, 2011
Oakland, CA

4. Boycott Grapes
Melanie Cervantes, Dignidad Rebelde
Offset, 1970sDigital Print, 2011
San Francisco, CA


PRISON NATION:
Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex

June 9 - July 24, 2014

Chaffey College
CAA Center for the Arts
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

Exhibition Tour
Thursday, July 24, 1pm

Poster Making Workshop Thursday, July 24, 2-5pm

All Events are Free and Open to the Public

For more information:

Rebecca Trawick, Director and Curator, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College / 909-652-6493 rebecca.trawick@chaffey.edu

cspg@politicalgraphics.org

Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex features powerful posters from artists, activists, and organizations around the country and the world that cry out against the devastating impact of mass incarceration and rapidly growing prison industrial complex (PIC).

The United States has the largest prison population in the world-over 2.3 million people behind bars. The U.S. has only 5% of the world's population yet we have 25% of the world's incarcerated population.

The posters in Prison Nation cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration including: the death penalty, the Three Strikes law, racism, access to education and health care, the growing rate of incarceration, slave labor, divestment, privatization, torture, and re-entry into the community. They show the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.

This project was funded by the James Irvine Foundation, California Arts Council, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Prison Nation Gallery Guide.pdf

For the past two years, Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex, has travelled throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the Inland Empire. Link to photos of Prison Nation activities below:

See Installation shots at U.C. Merced Kolligian Library on CSPG facebook

ART & PROTEST: Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex See January 24 photos on CSPG facebook

CHOWCHILLA FREEDOM RALLY!
See photos of Prison Nation displayed at the January 26 Freedom Rally photos on CSPG facebook

May 17, 2013 ART & PROTEST: Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex--a symposium at UC Riverside sponsored by Inland Empire Outside the Cage.

May 25, 2013 Prison Nation exhibition tour and poster making workshop at Division 9 Gallery in Riverside.

June 24, 2013 Prison Nation Installation in Stockton

October 26, 2013 - Prison Nation Exhibition Tour & Poster Making Workshop - Fresno, CA

October 27, 2013 - Prison Nation
Educational Forum & Panel Discussion - Fresno, CA

November 13, 2013 - Prison Nation Exhibition Tour & Panel Discussion - UCSD - San Diego

See Photos of Prison Nation at
International Women's Day Event

March 8 2014

Prison Nation
Gallery Guide.pdf







This project is funded by the James Irvine Foundation

and the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.



PRISON NATION:
Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex

June 9 - July 24, 2014

Chaffey College
CAA Center for the Arts
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

Reception & Panel Discussion Wednesday June 18 - 2 - 6pm

For more information: cspg@politicalgraphics.org

 



SerigrafíaSilkscreens from California’s Latino/a Printmaking Community

July 20— September 7, 2014  

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

415-557-4400

Serigrafía surveys the powerful tradition of information design in California's Latino community, featuring thirty influential silkscreens from the 1970s to the present. Created at and distributed by artist-led collectives, or centros, the works in the exhibition explore subjects such as the Viet Nam war, United Farm Workers grape boycott, U.S. intervention in Central America and the Caribbean, and the Iraq War.  Recent work includes marriage equality and the Occupy Wall Street Movement.  All were conceived to provoke, protest, and praise.  Occupying the formal ground somewhere between mass media and art object, they have often been relegated to the margins of display and critical reception more due to their political content, than for their aesthetics.

For information about more public programming, please visit: 
http://www.pmcaonline.org/calendar.htm

Link to Interview with
Carol A. Wells on Serigrafía

 

Serigrafía was organized by Exhibition Envoy from collections throughout California, including the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.  It is funded by the James Irvine Foundation.

CSPG Posters are Featured in the Following Exhibitions

¡Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice

April 10‒July 7, 2014

Plaza de Cultura y Artes:501 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

CSPG's posters are featured in the first exhibition to examine the pivotal role Dolores Huerta played in the fight for the rights of farm workers; and in the founding, with César Chávez, of the United Farm Workers (UFW). The exhibition includes approximately 120 serigraphs, posters, drawings, and documentary photographs that chronicle Huerta's life and this important struggle, as well as her ongoing work as an influential labor and human rights activist.

Huerta views art as an important catalyst in movements for change. She has been the subject and source of inspiration for works by many artists. The early involvement of Teatro Campesino in the fields and posters by artists supporting the organizing efforts of the UFW are on view, as well as contemporary pieces that address issues Huerta continues to work to impact: violence against women, human and civil rights, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, and immigration.

http://www.lapca.org

 

 

LA Starts Here!

January 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

http://www.lapca.org/

 

 
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