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Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Free and open to the public
Free parking in E. Campus Garage
on weekends + after 5pm Mon.–Fri.
Film Screening: Finally Got The News (League of
Revolutionary Black Workers with Newsreel) + Mayday (Newsreel
At Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Melwood Screening Room.
Feb. 19, 5-8pm:
Activist Print Open Studio. Live screenprinting
provided by the Warhol + AIR. At
Feb. 27, 5pm:
Critical Mass. Exhibition view at Miller
Gallery first, 5:30pm ride from Carnegie Library two blocks West.
Jill Watson Distinguished Lecture Series in McConomy Auditorium,
University Center, Carnegie Mellon.
Jan. 20, 6:30pm: Bruce Mau
Jan. 22, 5pm: Peter Fend
Jan. 23, 4:30pm: Dara Greenwald
+ Josh MacPhee
250: The Art of Work in Pittsburgh, depicting
industrial work and working-class life at ArtUp gallery.
Through Jan. 25:
is an exhibition that celebrates the history of the women's movement
in Pittsburgh, featuring influential leaders from the women's movement,
a video of oral histories about their work to gain equal rights
for women & girls in southwest Penn., and memorabilia from their
private collections. At the Pittsburgh
Center for the Arts
5:30pm exhibition view, 6pm Encyclopedia
Destructica event, The Flying Destructicate: Make Your Own
Selections from the Signs of Change exhibition, courtesy of Chicago Women's Graphics Collective, Mary Patten, International Institute of Social History, HKS 13, and Favianna Rodriguez.
McChe Guevara, by The Yes Men
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change (as in radical social transformation) in the new year, with
the new exhibition Signs
of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now at the Miller
Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Village Voice says Signs of Change "reminds
us that real change comes not from politicians, but from the people."
R. Luke Dubois, writing for ARTINFO, declares it's "an
absolutely brilliant, near-comprehensive exhibit."
Before embarking on the Pittsburgh Gallery Crawl, join us for a
curators' talk followed by a Winter Harvest Reception with live
screenprinting and a DJ. >>>
Curators’ Talk: "Visualizing
Social Movement Cultures"
With this interactive lecture, Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee will
provide historical context for the works in the exhibition and discuss
their research and organizational methodologies.
At McConomy Auditorium
in University Center, across from the Purnell Center for the Arts,
Carnegie Mellon. Sponsored by the University
Lecture Series + School
of Art Lecture Series.
Winter Harvest Reception
Live screenprinting provided by Artists
Image Resource + the
Andy Warhol Museum. DJ Baglady will spin the music of change.
Movement Cultures 1960s to Now >>>
Guest curated by Dara Greenwald + Josh MacPhee
Jan. 23 - March 8, 2009
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. This important and timely exhibition
surveys the creative work of dozens of international social movements.
Signs of Change 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 for radical social transformation 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 organizations.
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. >>>
Signs of Change was produced by Exit Art, NY and was the inaugural project of the Curatorial Incubator Program. Signs of Change at the Miller Gallery is
underwritten in part by the Jill Watson Family Foundation.
- "This incredibly ambitious show [is] a celebration of art
practices in the service of what are largely marginalized social
movements [and] at the same time it offers some of the raw materials
that allow us to reflect on the relationship between art and social
change... Go and see the show." - The
- "The show examines art that is both a tool of radical political
movements and the inevitable result of the need to incorporate political
critiques into daily life. It successfully situates current struggles
and social justice cultures historically. The show also provides
an important space in which to examine work that would otherwise
go largely unnoticed." - The
- Listen to an interview
with curators Dara Greenwald + Josh MacPhee
ON VIEW UNTIL FEB.
KEEP IT SLICK:
with The Yes Men >>>
Curated by Astria Suparak
- "It's only natural that Keep
It Slick is an unorthodox show... At the Miller Gallery [you
can] educate yourself a little on the techniques of corporate subterfuge."
- Listen to an interview with The Yes
The Yes Men's newest movie, The
Yes Men Fix The World, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival
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