[kcindymedia announcements] Exhibition of Radical Art Opening in Kansas City
chuck at mutualaid.org
Tue Apr 25 18:44:55 PDT 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Exhibition of Radical Art Opening in Kansas City
Contemporary American Radical Political Poster Art
Showing during May 2006 at the MoMo Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri
Opening night: First Friday, May 5, 2006, 6 p.m.
Contact: Chuck Munson, (913) 940-7426
Kansas City - Radical political posters have long been a feature of
American culture and politics. From handbills posted during the
Revolutionary War to wheatpasted posters put up by anti-capitalist
activists, radical street
art has been vital to political discourse in this country. Radical art
in public spaces has made a comeback in the past 15 years. Stencil art,
graffiti, guerrilla art, billboard alteration, posters and other formats
have exploded into and onto public spaces. Much of the content of this
art reflects opinions and ideas that most Americans never see or hear in
the mainstream corporate media.
We are excited about this renaissance in radical political art, so we’ve
decided to organize a show featuring contemporary radical poster art.
We made a call out to artists and activists around the United States,
asking them to send some examples of their work. We will be showing a
small portion of all the poster art being created. Artists include Mike
Flugennock, Josh MacPhee, the Beehive Collective, Just Seeds, and more.
This show is being organized by Chuck Munson, who is a Kansas City
activist, librarian and artist who runs the popular Infoshop.org
website, and Mott-ly, a collage artist and sculptor who runs the MoMo
Gallery in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri.
Advance previews can be scheduled for members of the press.
1830 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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