Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany
Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany explores the shared subjects and visual strategies of two key moments in 20th-century political printmaking: the revival of German Expressionist graphics in response to a nationwide revolution in 1918, and the formation of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Print Workshop) in Mexico City in the late 1930s. Although rooted in distinct social and historical contexts, artists in both countries responded to their respective upheavals in print to communicate to a mass audience in forceful visual terms.
Examining direct and indirect points of exchange, Pressing Politics considers the iconographic precedents for these artists’ political imagery, the range of printed works they produced, and the conditions that gave rise to their art. Drawn primarily from LACMA’s collection, the exhibition underscores the enduring power of the printed image and highlights the contributions of Mexican and German artists to a global iconography of political graphics.
This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
This exhibition is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation through The Paper Project initiative.
Getty Foundation Logo Exhibitions and education programs at the Charles White Elementary School Gallery are made possible through the Anna H. Bing Children's Art Endowment Fund.
Time:Oct 29, 2022–Jul 22, 2023
Adress:Charles White Elementary School | 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Open time:1 - 4pm on Saturdays
Notice:Validated parking is free at the 611 S. Carondelet St. parking garage next to Charles White Elementary School. Please bring your parking ticket and the security officer on duty in the gallery will validate it.
Blog ID: 41495
Location: United States / California / East Los Angeles
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