12:00am

Thu May 10, 2012
Social Justice Art

Today on Your Call: How can art help build a social movement?

 

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the power of images to incite social change.  An exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California “All of Us or None” explores the history of social justice posters in the Bay Area.  From Shepherd Fairey’s Obama poster to the Occupy movement’s Guy Fawkes mask--how can a popular image become a rallying symbol?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What art has motivated you to become active? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

Eric Drooker, painter, illustrator, and graphic novelist; best known for his frequent cover paintings on "The New Yorker" magazine

Lincoln Cushing, curator of "All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area" at the Oakland Museum of California and author of the book by the same title

Heather Ault, artist, designer, and activist who is creating visual narratives about the history of abortion and contraception around the world; involved with a project called “4000 Years for Choice” 

 

Resources:

Oakland Museum of California: All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area (March 31, 2012 - August 19, 2012)

Eric Drooker website

4000 Years for Choice

On the Issues: Heather Ault: Visualizing 4000 Years of Choice

Occupy Art

Assessing the art of the Occupy movement

Awesome City

Streetopia 

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