Graphic Advocacy Exhibition and 20-for-20 Presentation

The 20-for-20 Presentation
New England creatives take up the challenge and muse on the subject of ‘Graphic Advocacy’ in inspired by Pecha Kucha 20x20*, delivering in under seven minutes each. Speakers include: Alisa Aronson, Matthew Budelman, Kristen Coogan, Michael Hendrix, Fritz Klaetke, Denise Korn, Natacha Poggio, Heather Shaw, Thomas Starr, Jason Stevens and Clif Stoltze. Elizabeth Resnick will introduce the presenters. Be sure to visit the exhibition in the Stephen D. Paine Gallery at MassArt. It will be open from noon-6pm and 8:00-9:30 that day.

* Pecha Kucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Pecha Kucha nights are fun, informative and entertaining!

The Exhibition
The third exhibition in a trilogy focusing on socially conscious posters*, this time with a concentrated look at how new technologies have influenced posters agitating for peace, social justice, environmental defense, and liberation from oppression for our increasingly wired world. Graphic Advocacy features 122 poster works from 32 countries.

Ready access to broadband and mobile communications and to digital production technologies has expanded the poster’s role well beyond the limitations of the printed surface, and in its wake has created a modern tool for support and protest. With its mix of both low-tech and high-tech, of old and new, the poster, in all its forms, is still a core component of 21st century advocacy.

The exhibition was curated and organized by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor, Chair, Graphic Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The exhibition will be on display in the Stephen D. Paine Gallery, South Hall at MassArt until March 2.

* Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005; Graphic Intervention: International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010

Posters for the Digital Age, by Elizabeth Resnick, will be published by Vivays Publishing Company, Ltd. London in Fall 2013

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Free to MassArt's community (with ID)

$5 to Student Members

$10 to AIGA Members

$20 to Non-Members

When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001