Speak Out: Art, Design & Politics is curated by Abby Goldstein, Associate Professor of Art at Fordham University in New York. This provocative two-floor exhibition features artists from across the country and the world who are not afraid to speak out. In the past, the power of print was enormous; people could be jailed for what they said, performed or put in print, and this is still true today in a few countries. In our present culture we are bombarded by a plethora of messages that jostle for our attention and flood our eyes and ears through print, performance and the media. This exhibition showcased artists and designers who have taken on the challenge of creating socially and politically charged messages that are responses to and meditations on injustices and atrocities around the globe.
Artists: Mitchel Ahern, Laurie Anderson, Art the Vote, Jesús Barraza, Frank Baseman, Michael Bierut, Matthew Bindert, Bread & Puppet Theatre, Burning Books, Bunny Burson, Melanie Cervantes, Sue Coe, Willie Cole, Patricia Dahlman, Michael Dal Cerro, Eileen Doktorski, Steven Elliott, Milton Glaser, Joan Iversen Goswell, Guerrilla Girls, Deborah Harris, Kit Hinrichs, John Hitchcock, Tom Huck, Susan Kendrot, Jeff Krueger, Lillian Lee & Neha Motipara, Marc Lepson & Dread Scott, Christina Marie Marsh, Chaz Maviyane-Davies, Margaret McCarthy, Dylan A.T. Miner, Mark Newport, Harry Pearce, Artemio Rodriguez, Favianna Rodriguez, Augustine Romero, Christy Rupp, Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding, Ken Solomon, Think Again, Gerrit Van Ness, Michelle Waters, Joel-Peter Witkin, Elizabeth White