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Purnell Center for the Arts
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Feb. 12, 8pm:
Film Screening
: Finally Got The News (League of Revolutionary Black Workers with Newsreel) + Mayday (Newsreel Collective).
At Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Melwood Screening Room.

Feb. 19, 5-8pm:
Activist Print Open Studio. Live screenprinting provided by the Warhol + AIR. At Miller Gallery.

Feb. 27, 5pm:
Critical Mass
. Exhibition view at Miller Gallery first, 5:30pm ride from Carnegie Library two blocks West.



Jan 20-23:
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

Jan. 23:
The Gritty 250: The Art of Work in Pittsburgh, depicting industrial work and working-class life at ArtUp gallery.

Through Jan. 25:
In Sisterhood 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

Jan. 31:
5:30pm exhibition view, 6pm Encyclopedia Destructica event, The Flying Destructicate: Make Your Own Truth.


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


Regina Gouger Miller




Welcome 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. >>>


- 4:30-6pm:
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.

- 6-8pm:
Winter Harvest Reception
Live screenprinting
provided by Artists Image Resource + the Andy Warhol Museum. DJ Baglady will spin the music of change.




Social 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 Brooklyn Rail

- "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 Indypendent

- Listen to an interview with curators Dara Greenwald + Josh MacPhee




Infiltrating Capitalism
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." - Pittsburgh City Paper

- Listen to an interview with The Yes Men

The Yes Men's newest movie, The Yes Men Fix The World, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival 2009.


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