Brandon co-edited the book Peace Signs: the Anti-War Movement Illustrated, published in two editions and released in 2004. Gustavo Gili of Barcelona Spain published the Spanish language edition, and Edition Olms based in Zurich Switzerland published an English, French, and German language edition. In 2003 A DVD of Brandon’s early experimental video titled Signaldrift: a day under the city was released by the Paris based video art label Lowave. In 2009 the experimental-noise label FTAM released a DVD of Brandon’s collaborations with noise musician Peter J. Woods titled Hungry Ghosts.
Brandon received his BFA in painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1996, and his MA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008. Brandon was a 2009-2010 Distinguished Graduate School Fellowship (DGSF) recipient for the completion of his Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Brandon is currently the Assistant Professor of New Media and Photography at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
I just found out my Post-Internet Verb List (after Serra) has been one of the inspirations for a new project by the London based artist Molly Richards- Virtual Verbs. As stated on the website for the project:
“Influenced by Richard Serra’s 1972 Verb List (over 100 processes that could be done to, or with a given material) and Brandon Bauer’s re-appropriated list (2010) I’ve compiled a set of verbs that have been re-appropriated, gained new meaning or have been invented since the birth and evolution of the internet reflective of my generation.
Looking at the internet as a subject as well as a medium, how do these newly appropriated verbs sculpt the internet? In commissioning a selection of international artists to respond to this verb list, virtualverbs.com invites them to react artistically to the internet in a physical way with a physical outcome placing the same value on virtual verbs and ‘real’ verbs as a creative methods.”
Keep watching the site as new works are added in response the the list! It looks like a great project.
I have begun working on a new project titled “Living With The Bomb”. It is a project exploring nuclear proliferation, nuclear disarmament, and peoples movements for the abolition of nuclear weapons. I have began a few associated sites related to the exploration and development of the work. There is a wordpress site relating to research and development of the project that can be found here. I have also started a timeline relating to my research that can be found here. Both of these site are in progress and will act as a supplement to the larger project and to the work produced.
The first iteration of the work is scheduled for exhibition at the Frank Juarez Gallery at the end of November.
Filed under: contemporary art, In The Studio, political art, projects, Work In Progress Tagged: anti-war, Art Engaging History, Brandon Bauer, contemporary art, Critical History, Frank Juarez Gallery, installation, Living With The Bomb, New Project, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, People's History, political art, political graphics
To mark the closing day of the “Posters of Inspirational European Women: Taken from the zine Shape & Situate” exhibition, Space Station Sixty Five in London hosted a collection of resources from other sociopolitical art, poster, zine and publication projects for everyone to explore. Inspirational work featured, displayed, exhibited and screened included projects such as: the Celebrate People’s History poster project, Occuprint, Inspired Agitators, Dead Feminists, Peops, Great Anarchists, and many more.
A great recap of the events can be found on the blog- glue, a glove and some plyers.
The above images are from glue, a glove and some plyers
Remembering Who We Are: Exploring artistic and creative sociopolitical memory, and art in social change movements
Space Station Sixty Five, 373 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PS
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Some of my work is included in this great show in Pittsburgh at Future Tenant- details below…
Guns vs. Butter is an exhibition of anti-war graphics, bringing together the contemporary print work of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative alongside posters from the historical collection housed in the Interference Archive. The exhibition contextualizes the work of current socially-motivated graphics alongside a history of posters as an integral element of popular grassroots movements against war, colonialism, and military occupation.
This exhibition is currently on at Future Tenant in Pittsburgh, PA until Jan.6, 2013. More details here.
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guns and butter
Meek Inherit Earth (1996)
Acrylic, enamel, pastel, charcoal, spray paint, and graphite on paper
Abolish Alienation (2000)
Acrylic, enamel, ink, graphite, and paper collage on newspaper mounted on screen
Contact C-print on photo paper
Works from the “Post-War American” series (2007)
Mixed media, monotype, graphite, and paper collage on paper
Works from “The Times” series (2008-2011)
Mixed media, monotype, acrylic, enamel, watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
US Aid (2011)
Ink and graphite on paper
Words Are Not Enough (2008/2012)
Wood Frames, newspaper, magazine, paper collage, ink and acrylic on tracing paper, vinyl photographs, digital frame, digital photographs, animated GIF transferred to video (loop), video (loop), DVD players, tripod, mini-projector, alligator clips, binder clips, push pins, nails, and flag on wall
Still Life #1 (2012)
Presidential Address (2012)
Photographic images on vinyl, aluminum grommets
Free Files (2012)
Various files, flash drive, USB cable
Transmission: Hectic Mix (1999)
Sound collage (loop) Total Running Time: 14:30 Listen
A Day Under The City (1999)
Analog video transferred to DVD with music by Franz Buchholtz (loop)
Total Running Time: 50:22 DVD Available Through Lowave
Endless Productivity (2006)
Powerpoint presentation transferred to video (loop)
Total Running Time: 7:08 View
A Selection of short video and animation works (loop)
Total Running Time: 15:24 View
Fractured Landscapes (2007)
Video and sound (loop)
Total Running Time: 2:54 View
The Spin Zone (2007)
Video and sound (loop)
Total Running Time: 4:32 View
State of the Union (2008)
Video, animation, and sound (loop)
Total Running Time: 2:57 View
On the Second Day (2009)
Video and sound (loop)
Total Running Time: 01:10:16
Random Culture Zine (2009)
Printed copies of Random Culture Issue #1 & #2 PDF webzine
RCP.ML2K.PDF Zine Issues #1 – 12 (2009-2012)
Printed copies of RCP.ML2K.PDF webzine / A collaboration with A. Bill Miller Link
Works In Progress Exhibition Images and Detail Views
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The installation is underway! Here are a few images of the installation in progress. The exhibition has examples of my print and mixed media work, video, installation, an early sound art piece, and physical copies of my collaborative webzine with A. Bill Miller. The exhibition opens tomorrow- stop by if you are in the area!
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The following interview was conducted with the curator Shan Bryan-Hanson about my upcoming exhibition Brandon Bauer: Works In Progress 1996-2012. The exhibition will be held in the Bush Art Center Galleries at St. Norbert College From October 26th through November 20th 2012, and the opening reception will be October 25th from 5-7pm.
Shan Bryan-Hanson: When we discussed possible exhibition dates you were very interested in timing this exhibition with the Presidential election. How does your work engage with politics? Is it political?
Brandon Bauer: My work has consistently engaged with social and political issues from the beginning. Sometimes this has manifested itself in very pointed and specific ways, and other times in more reflective or ambiguous ways. Given the topical nature of my work I thought the political spectacle of the election would be an interesting backdrop for this exhibition.
Shan: How does your work fit into the notion of art as activism?
Brandon: I have never considered myself an activist, but I do feel art has a responsibility to engage with the most pressing issues of our time. I am intrigued by the space art creates for social, cultural, and political critique and the contemporary and historical roles of such perspectives. In many ways the issue of art as activism comes down to the question of the critical distance or the critical proximity one takes to any particular issue.
Shan: There are many drawings, and even a few paintings, exhibited in this show. What role does drawing play in your work? Are there similarities in the way you approach your drawings and digital work or do you view them as entirely different means of expression?
Brandon: I enjoy the process of manipulating material to create. I employ methods often referred to as traditional such as painting, drawing, and printmaking, as well as installation, photography, video, broadcast television, and web-based works. In many ways there is no difference in the way I approach these various methods, but there is a difference in how works are received. I tend to approach ideas through multiple methodologies and assess the effect on content. Recently I have been concentrating primarily on drawing, photography, and video. I like that all three of these approaches are open ended and flexible. The quality of the human touch in drawing, the immediacy of the photographic image, and the sequential and durational nature of video all have the potential to provide distinct effects with the content I am addressing.
Shan: Define “New Media”, as you see it. The term can seem a bit nebulous since digital technologies are constantly evolving.
Brandon: Honestly, I have a lot of conflicting feelings about the term. On one hand, it is really too vague to have any meaning, and the emphasis on “new” seems to be from another era more concerned with breaks and ruptures, and specific divisions like old and new, rather than how ideas and forms evolve and continue in altered configurations over time. However, I do appreciate that it is not a static term and is really a moving target one can never catch up with; for example, methods that were new in the 1960s when the term was first adopted are no longer new. In that sense it is an appropriate label in that it speaks to the continued development of art in relation to technology, and how artists continue to adapt, create, and critique new technological forms as they continue to emerge. On the other hand, digital technologies are so embedded in our culture now, even artists using explicitly traditional means employ digital technologies as forums for discussion, research, or utilize networks to share their works possibly indicating that “New Media” as a descriptive term creates more problems than it solves. Perhaps it is time to be more specific about the possible forms art can take and the continued evolution of these forms rather than setting up a contentious dichotomy between old and new with the use of such terms.
Shan: Would you address the use of text and appropriated imagery in your work? I’m thinking about your recent fashion drawings and the collage images from the mid-2000s. The juxtaposition of the fashion images and your choice of text is very compelling and really speaks to the strange barrage of images and ideas we’ve come to view as normal; an advertisement for designer shoes on the same page as a news story about war and human suffering, for instance.
Brandon: In many ways that is a project I have been developing for a long time in multiple ways over several series of work. At heart I am a collage artist, even if it is through other means that do not directly read as collage. Collage is about bringing distinct fragments together in a shared context. The two series you refer to are both about bringing together distinct spheres of mediated language and the worlds they represent, such as the language of the advertising image and the language of the news headline. In all of my work I am looking for specific tensions or frictions between the elements I combine often using strategies of collage and montage to create new meaning from existing materials. I want to create awareness of the normalized barrage present in mass media that appears largely unexamined in society. I feel it is often the things that are taken for granted or overlooked that need the most scrutiny.
Bush Art Center Galleries – St. Norbert College
403 Third St., De Pere, WI 54115
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year.
Closed summer and College holidays.
The galleries are free and open to the public.
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Currently on view in the Bush Art Center Galleries is the St. Norbert College Faculty exhibition featuring William Bohne, Shan Bryan-Hanson, John Gordon, Bonnie de Arteaga, Brian Pirman, and myself. I am showing a selection from my new series of drawings and a new two-channel video piece titled “These Visions”. If you are in the Green Bay area please stop by!
Bush Art Center
St. Norbert College
403 Third St.
De Pere, WI 54115
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
during the academic year.
Closed summer and College holidays.
The galleries are free and open to the public.
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Here are some pictures of a new series of drawings in process. I exhibited a couple of early pieces at Effjay in the Spring and will be exhibiting a larger grouping this Fall at St. Norbert College.
I just uploaded a couple of past videos to my Vimeo page- Hungry Ghosts and Psychoplasm. Both pieces were done in 2007 and were collaborations with the Milwaukee based experimental noise musician Peter J. Woods. These pieces were released on a limited edition DVD by FTAM.
Pool has recently updated its site and has posted some new PDF collections.
The December 2011 issue includes:
Jennifer Chan: From Browser to Gallery (and Back): The Commodification of Net Art 1990-2011
Sofia Leiby: Post-Internet Painting and the Death of Affect
Whitecu.be: I trolled Jay Jopling into paying the Kingdom of Belgium 1,620 EUR in chump change and all I got was this lousy legal correspondence from his high profile law firm
RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #12 “Think Spring” is now out! RCP.ML2K.PDF is a PDF webzine available for download online, and is a collaboration between A. Bill Miller and myself. The project explores image circulation, as well as the fluid and adaptable nature of images in the digital environment. The project was developed with the intent to create an artwork that participates in the gift economy of file sharing.
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INDIANA GREEN is a regional art exhibition, which takes place in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The annual exhibition is organized by Frank Juarez, and was inaugurated in 2010. The 2012 exhibition has been co-curated by Melissa Dorn Richards and Frank Juarez.
I will be included in two upcoming events in April- Indiana Green at Effjay Projekts from April 19th through May 19th, and the Bush Art Center 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition that runs from April 25th through May 8th.
Artists included in the Indiana Green Exhibition: Pamela Anderson, Brandon Bauer, Daniel Fleming, Jenie Gao, Frank Juarez, A C Klein, Dale Knaak, Tiffany Knopow, Mary Overman, Melissa Dorn Richards, Sara Risley, Rafael Francisco Salas, Jessica Z Schafer, Becky Tesch, Christopher Willey, William Zuback, and a special project by Steve White.
Hope to see you there!
Norther Exposure exhibition at Illinois Wesleyan University opens tomorrow! The exhibition features work by the art faculty at St. Norbert College: Brandon Bauer, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Brian Pirman, Donald Taylor, James Neilson, John Gordon, and William Bohné.
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My essay “To Open […] To Collect […] To Expand […] To Continue: Richard Serra’s Verb List, Post-Internet Appropriation, and the Culture of the Use of Forms” has just been published in the latest edition of Pool. The essay looks at the tension between the culture of use signaled by the internet and the culture of ownership embedded in the clearance culture of restrictive copyright law through a comparison with and reinterpretation of Richard Serra’s 1967-1968 verb list.
Pool is a platform dedicated to expanding and improving the discourse between online and offline realities and their cultural, societal and political impact on each other.
RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #11 “OMG OWS” is now out! The revolution is televised on the internet! RCP.ML2K.PDF is a PDF webzine available for download online, and is a collaboration between A. Bill Miller and myself. The project explores image circulation, as well as the fluid and adaptable nature of images in the digital environment. The project was developed with the intent to create an artwork that participates in the gift economy of file sharing. This is our eleventh issue and we’ve been going strong for about two years now with regular quarterly issues.
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RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #10 “Extended Dance Remix” is now out! RCP.ML2K.PDF is a PDF webzine available for download online, and is a collaboration between A. Bill Miller and myself. The project explores image circulation, as well as the fluid and adaptable nature of images in the digital environment. The project was developed with the intent to create an artwork that participates in the gift economy of file sharing. This is our tenth issue and we’ve been going strong for about two years now with regular quarterly issues. This issue also features contributions and remix work by Simon Baker, Sara Caron, Michael Manning, and Dean Valadez!
A new book is out “We Are Wisconsin: The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it happen” edited by Erica Sagrans, a writer, activist, and organizer who has worked for Nancy Pelosi and Organizing for America.
From the Kickstarter description:
In February of 2011, the people of Wisconsin changed the political landscape in America overnight. In response to their Republican governor’s move to strip workers of the basic right to organize, Wisconsinites decided to fight back—occupying their Capitol for days on end and protesting in record numbers throughout the freezing Madison winter. Their bold action inspired progressives across the country, and revived the conversation on organized labor, direct-action, and civil resistance.
We Are Wisconsin gives an up-close,view of the Wisconsin struggle, as told by the grassroots activists, independent journalists, and Wisconsinites who led the fight. This collection of essays, blog posts, and original writing looks at what happened, what it means, and what comes next—including the real-time, fast-paced story of the Capitol occupation as told through tweets from those who were on the inside.
We Are Wisconsin will be released in August, and will be one of first books out on the Wisconsin fight.
RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #9 “Endless Summer – Drifting Away” is now out! RCP.ML2K.PDF is a PDF webzine available for download online, and is a collaboration between A. Bill Miller and myself. The project explores image circulation, as well as the fluid and adaptable nature of images in the digital environment. The project was developed with the intent to create an artwork that participates in the gift economy of file sharing. This is our ninth issue and we’ve been going strong for about two years now with regular quarterly issues.
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3rd of JUNE 2011
8 pm — Opening performance of Caolin ink. & the image of power.
They exclusively introduce their Artzine-EP at the exhibition.
8th of JUNE 2011
6 pm — Regine Ehleiter, curator of the show »Thanks For Sharing« in
Kunstraum D21 Leipzig talks about Artzines and exhibiting these.
7 pm — Karen Laube and Philipp Neumann of MZIN talk about MZIN and
the distribution of works with small circulations common to self-publishing.
MZIN is a store and gallery for graphics, art and pop in Leipzig.
8 pm — Schroeter and Berger (Berlin) talk about being artists, designers and
publishers in one. Being hybrids means being bustling constantly.
10 pm — Screening of »Maggots and Men« (Directors: Cary Cronenwett and
Ilona Berger, USA 2009, 56 min., English) as part of the Queer Movie Nights.
Monday to Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 2 to 6 pm
Thursday from 6 to 10 pm
Am Steintor 19
06112 Halle (Saale)
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Amy Whitaker has created some hilarious contests on the Art:21 blog recently. One is her “Wall Label Mad Libs”, in which she takes the language of the artist info wall text and turns it into an farcical and entertaining game.
Here is her Wall Label Mad Libs template if you want to try your hand at it:
John Smith’s [or make up a name] work has always been interested in ___________[noun-subject matter, e.g., astronomy, home economics]. Operating at the forefront of the _______[noun-optional: in a foreign language or proper noun]-ist movement, he became fascinated with _______[noun-everyday object], striving to reinvent our very concept of _________[noun-category or platonic ideal]. His sumptuous, _______ [adjective] brushstrokes evoke __________[noun-geographic location] in the ______[decade, e.g., 1960]‘s. Although Clement Greenberg wrote that his work was utter drivel, _________[noun-group of people, e.g., tourists, schoolchildren] have been moved enough by his reconception of __________[noun-category of sensory perception] and _________ [noun-field of philosophy] that they _________[verb-something that activists do].
In this painting ______ [noun-person] sits in a ________[adjective] chair looking at the viewer _________[adverb-describes facial expression]. Over his/her shoulder looms a ______ [noun-animal] peering at him _______ [adverb].
I combined two contests and made a wall label mad lib for this image…
Here is my text:
Rocco Tremont-Somouch’s work has always been interested in physical academics. Operating at the forefront of the German Bastardist movement, he became fascinated with the intersection of garden gnomes and kitchen utensils, striving to reinvent our very concept of unacknowledged compassion and heroic sympathy. His sumptuous, sensitive, yet brutish brushstrokes evoke the Pyrenees in the 1790‘s. Although Clement Greenberg wrote that his work was utter drivel, Frankish Nuns have been moved enough by his reconception of everyday impossibility and the Catechism of the Council of Trent that they threw themselves in a riot of prayer destroying many works in fits of ecstatic revelry.
In this painting Saint Nikolaos of Myra sits in a preternatural chair looking at the viewer in despondent solicitude. Over his shoulder looms an albino sloth peering at him somberly.
Check out Amy’s original posts at the links below and join in the fun!
Post: Department of Audience Participation: Wall Label Winners
(May 23rd, 2011)
Post: Contest! DIY Wall Labels…
(May 12th, 2011)
Two issues of RCP.ML2K.PDF will be included in the exhibition I’ve Zine the Darkness at the Dieschönestadt Gallery in Halle Germany June 2011.
RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #5: Jogging Dump Remix Mash (PDF) Summer 2010
RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #7: Internet Icon (PDF) Winter 2011
I’ve Zine The Darkness is an exhibition about the artzine phenomenon, its aesthetic and political dimensions and the practice of self-publishing used by artists to spread their work. The exhibition will take place at the Dieschönestadt Gallery in Halle, Germany. Various lectures are planned to accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is a project of Artzines.de.
Filed under: books and zines, collaborations, contemporary art, exhibitions and events, projects Tagged: a bill miller, art exhibition, contemporary art, Dieschönestadt Gallery, RCP.ML2K.PDF, webzine, zines
RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #8 “Flowers” is now out! RCP.ML2K.PDF is a PDF webzine available for download online, and is a collaboration between A. Bill Miller and myself. The project explores image circulation, as well as the fluid and adaptable nature of images in the digital environment. The project was developed with the intent to create an artwork that participates in the gift economy of file sharing. This is our eighth issue and we’ve been going strong for about two years now with regular quarterly issues. RCP.ML2K.PDF will be included in an exhibition in Germany this summer! I will post more information about the exhibition soon!
Filed under: books and zines, collaborations, contemporary art, downloads, projects, publication, releases Tagged: a bill miller, Brandon Bauer, contemporary art, net-art, new media, PDF, RCP.ML2K.PDF, zines
Friday, May 6th Celebrate People’s History exhibition at Justseeds and film showing. They will be exhibiting all 69 printed posters from the Celebrate People’s History poster series, curated by Josh MacPhee since 1998.
There will also be a screening of As Still As Horses, a short film by local filmmaker Israel Vasquez (with a short Q and A), and then Exit Through the Gift Shop, a feature film by the street artist Banksy.
This event is free, all ages, and BYOC (Bring your own cushion)!
6 – 8 pm -> Art show
8 – 10 pm -> Film showing
3410 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
Celebrate People’s History Art Show and Book Release party
Friday April 22 6-9pm
Astrix Gallery (524 W National, Milwaukee)
Come see an exhibition of posters from Josh MacPhee’s Celebrate People’s History Poster Project. Over 40 posters celebrating a range of topics including Act Up, Womens Resistance in Oaxaca, Judi Bari, Crass, Malcolm X, The Occupation of Alcatraz, and the EZLN will be on view in the gallery.
Artist’s include Cristy C Road, Chris Stain, Courtney Dailey, Swoon, and Pete Yahnke, as well as local artists Kate Luscher, Nicolas Lampert, Brandon Bauer, and Julio Cordova.
Get there early, all posters will be for sale under $5. A limited number of books about this project will be available as well.
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Ai Weiwei in Tiananmen Square in 2009 (the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre)
On January 11, 2011 the studios of Ai Weiwei were demolished by the Chinese government. He was arrested April 3, 2011 and has not been heard from since.
Here is an excerpt from a recent article in the Global Post:
Ai’s is just the latest in a long string of arrests, detentions and disappearances of critics of China’s regime this spring. Security forces moved amid ongoing calls for a Jasmine Revolution in China, apparently unnerved in part by the tumult and uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. The group Chinese Human Rights Defenders has published a map of disappearances and detentions in recent weeks, which offers a stark view of the situation.
Ai, the outspoken artist and an avid user of social media, was documenting via Twitter the ongoing crackdown on Chinese voices. And while he’s far from the first to be silenced, he has the highest international profile. Ai has been the subject of stories in countless magazines and newspapers and appeared on widely watched international television programs.
Ai Weiwei’s Recent TED Film
Ai Weiwei, Study in Perspective (Tiananmen), 1995.
In response to his disappearance some artists have started a project called “Weiwei Works Here” to stand in solidarity with his calls for social change and democracy. Information can be found on the site weiweiworkshere.org.
Filed under: contemporary art, political art Tagged: activism, Ai Weiwei, art in the public sphere, China, contemporary art, democracy, political art, political detention
Justseeds has been putting out some great downloadable copyright free images about Wisconsin Labor Protests. I have made a few myself and have included them here. Feel free to use these images for posters, signs, flyers, patches, etc…
Here are some links to the Justseeds work- all of the downloadable graphics produced so far can be found in these blogposts:
February 28th- Posters in Support of Wisconsin Workers : Downloadable Graphics
March 2nd- Closed For Democracy
March 5th- Be prepared for the General Strike if and when it is called
March 6th- General Strike!
March 6th- Make Them Pay
Otherwise keep an eye on their blog for more graphics and information as the situation in Wisconsin develops.
Download Rat Eating Badger image by Nicolas Lampert
Download Union Made image by Colin Matthes
Download Recall image by Nicolas Lampert
Download Occupied For Labor image by Colin Matthes
Download Union Thug image by Jesus Barraza
Here are a couple of my images:
FIGHT BACK WISCONSIN!
It’s all over the news all over the world and for good reason…
Here are a few good articles:
The full collection of CPH Posters will be on display at Toronto Free Gallery from February 10 – March 19, 2011. The opening will be held on Thursday, February 10th at 7:00PM.
Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M4E 2J8
Hours of Operation:
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RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #7 Winter 2011 “Internet Icons” – dissolving symbolic graphics.
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My Celebrate People’s History Poster about Crass is hot off the presses and now available through Justseeds!
Crass (1977-1984) was a group of artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians that banded together using punk as a resistant cultural form for the promotion of anarchism as a political ideology—a way of living as a resistance movement. Crass was one of the earliest proponents of the anarcho-punk movement and created a distinctive and often referenced graphic aesthetic that is to this day an internationally recognized hallmark of anarcho-punk. Crass advocated direct action, animal rights and environmentalism, feminism, anti-racism, and were decidedly antiwar. They advocated a do-it-yourself approach producing agitational sound collages, graphics, albums, and films as well as stenciled graffiti messages around London, coordinated squats, and organized political action.
“The nature of our oppression is the aesthetic of our anger.”
1 color offset printed poster
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Philly and Oakland!
Here is the info:
Celebrate People’s History exhibition in Oakland – Poster Exhibition & Book Release Party
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
Opening: Friday, January 7, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Studio 34 Yoga Healing Arts
4522 Baltimore Ave
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A Fire In My Belly (Film In Progress), 1986-87 A Fire In My Belly Excerpt, 1986-87
Super 8mm film, black and white & color
Super 8mm film, black and white & color
A Fire In My Belly (Film In Progress), 1986-87
A Fire In My Belly Excerpt, 1986-87
Thanks to HIDESEEK.ORG
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The Celebrate People’s History book has just been released by the Feminist Press! Josh MacPhee will be on hand to do a big book release event and party in Chicago on Thursday Nov. 11th at Quimbys in Chicago.
Thursday November 11th, 7:00pm
1854 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue #6 Fall 2010 “Sorry Sessions” – the inaccessibility of information in the digital age.
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My work will be included in three events opening or happening this weekend.
#1: Emerging Artist Gallery at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
I will be included in the Emerging Artist Gallery at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. There are a great bunch of artist showing at the event, including: Richard Galling, Andrew Hinkle, Sarah Holden, Stevie Kinast, Erik M. Peterson, Alec Regan, Tim Stoelting, Bernadette Watts, and Christopher Willey.
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is located in Brookfield’s Mitchell Park at 19805 W Capitol Drive.
#2: MIAD Faculty Exhibition Opening
The MIAD Faculty Exhibition is also opening- there are some great artists teaching at MIAD that I would be happy exhibiting with for any occasion!
Here is the information:
MIAD Faculty Exhibition
September 14 – October 23
Frederick Layton Gallery
Opening Reception, Thursday, September 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
Faculty Readings: September 30, 7 p.m.
#3: Film Festival at Small Space Gallery
Small Space is running a film festival marathon this weekend called the “Small Space Jr. Punk Fugue Drug Simulator All Day Sunday Film Festival”- It should be a lot of fun! I’ll have some shorter work included… stop by and check this great new space!
2676 N. Holton St. Milwaukee, WI
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Click Here to Download Random Culture- Volume 2, Issue 1: Panda Bear Slightly Altered (PDF) Fall 2010
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The UW-Milwaukee Graduate Art Student Association produced a catalog of work by current visual art and film grad students- Cultivate 2009-2010! The fourteen Visual Art as well as Film graduate students in this collection have presented their work alongside current artist statements, representing a dynamic grouping of work. Art History Grad Student Neil Gasparka has provided a thoughtful essay to introduce the work.
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This Is What You Were Born For- Mapping Afghan History
Inova Art Center Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
This Is What You Were Born For- Mapping Afghan History Installation Images and Detail Views
Click This Is What You Were Born For (PDF)- to download a PDF of the artist statement, installation description, and the twelve original graphic maps created for the exhibition.
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