Paper Politics

Various Artists

8/13/2010 - 10/24/2010

Paper Politics is a major exhibition of politically and socially engaged printmaking. The exhibit showcases print art which uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political con-versation. The show has now been hung in several venues in the United States and Canada.

The exhibition features work by over 180 artists from the US and around the world; an eclectic collection of work by artists who are primarily activists, as well as artists whose work may not always be politically moti-vated, but who wanted to respond to the monumental trends and events of our times. In 2009, PM Press published Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today, a full-color book to document the exhibition, edited by Josh MacPhee. Throughout the duration of the Pittsburgh exhibition, Paper Politics will host guest speakers and events exploring the intersection of art and activism, print and social engagement.