Signs of Change
Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now

Greenwalk, Dara; MacPhee, Josh
Publisher:  AK Press and Exit Art
Date Written:  10/12/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Pages:  175pp   Price:  $28.95   ISBN:  9781849350273
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15703

Drawn from an exhibition at Exit Art, a cultural center in New York City, Signs of Change is a visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from more than twenty-five nations.

Abstract:  Drawn from an exhibition at Exit Art, a cultural center in New York City, Signs of Change is a visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from more than twenty-five nations. Surveying the creative work of dozens of international social movements, from the do-it-yourself graphics and media of the 1960s to today’s instantaneous digital technologies, it investigates the themes and representations of global struggles for equality, democracy, freedom, and basic human rights. This groundbreaking work illustrates the extraordinary aesthetic range of radical movements during the past fifty years and explores the rise of powerful countercultures that evolve beyond traditional politics, creating distinct forms of art, lifestyles, and social organizations.

178 pages of full-color illustrations.

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