Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012
Ritter Art Gallery: September 5 – October 25, 2014
Opening: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30pm
featuring a Curator's Talk with ELIZABETH RESNICK at 7pm
Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012 will be the third in a series of recent poster
exhibitions that have provided an overview on international contemporary socio-political poster design, beginning in 2005
with Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005 and in 2010
with Graphic Intervention: International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010.
Images: (top to bottom) Onish Aminelahi, Stop War, 2008, Digital, Iran; Egor Zhgun, Untitled (Catcher in The Rye), 2011, Digital, Russia
Images: (top to bottom) Methane Studios, Inc., Flirty Bird of Haiti, 2010, Mark McDevitt/RobertLee: Methane Studios, Inc., Digital, USA; ABCNT, Lioness, 2011, ABCNT/Ali Rza, Silkscreen Print, USA; Ivan Gazdov, Play of Silhouettes Series, 1995, Digital, Bulgaria
Images: (top to bottom) Marion Deuchars, Where is my hope, Iran?, 2009, ©M. Deuchars, Digital, UK; Carlo Paolo Espiritu, 2010, Piti,Piti, WILDNICE, Digital, USA
Thursday, September 4, 2014
7pm, Ritter Art Gallery
Curator's Talk: Elizabeth Resnick is a Professor of Graphic Design at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. Professor Resnick served on the chapter board of AIGA Boston from 1989–2005 organizing numerous public lecture and exhibition events. From 2003–2005 she served on the AIGA Design Education Steering Committee. She received AIGA Boston’s 2007 Fellows Award in recognition to her service to her design community.
*The curator’s talk is made possible in part by the Department of Visual Arts & Art History.
Key Note Speaker: Doris Sommer, Ph.D., Harvard University presents Art Works: Cultural Agents Tackle Urgent Social
Challenges & Panel Discussion, Advocacy & Activism: Catalysts for Social Change.
*Key-Note speaker is sponsored by the generous support of Walter and Lalita Janke and the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative.