The exhibition looks at the political poster as a powerful communication tool and a work of art, as well as how its democratic nature has impacted its place in political and social life. The title ‘Get with the Action’ is taken from a screen-print by the artist, activist and nun Corita Kent, who’s work using serigraphs drew attention to issues such as poverty, racism and war.
The works featured in the exhibition were primarily created in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Four rotations are presented over the course of the exhibition.
[Main Image: Thomas Hawk, artwork by Shepherd Fairey. Courtesy of Flickr via Creative Commons]
Where: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, USA.
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