Tuesday, September 7, 2010
WW3 in B.C.
Fellow WW3 co-editors Seth Tobocman and Rebecca Migdal and I will be in Victoria, B.C. this weekend doing performances and panels in conjunction with "Graphic Radicals" at Legacy Gallery at UVic.
Graphic Radicals is a themed presentation of the work of World War 3 Illustrated, a New York artist collective, from the 1980s to the present day. The art confronts issues such as anti-war protests, squatting in New York, the tragedies of 9-11, racism, prisons and anarchism. “This is some of the most hard-hitting, socially-engaged art of the last thirty years,’ explains Allan Antliff, Canada Research Chair in Modern Art at UVic. “Simply put, this artists’ collective took illustration to a new level by confronting the important issues of our time in uncompromising terms.
Graphic Radicals includes dozens of works in the form of posters, graphic illustrations, paintings, banners and other media.