Exhibitions / if a song

if a song could be freedom . . . Organized Sounds of Resistance

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - Saturday, March 23, 2019

February 21st–March 23rd, 2019 Opening: Thursday, February 21 at 5pm AT THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND ART GALLERY This exhibition looks at how music has shaped the manners in which we understand ourselves in the past, present, and into the future. It features the picture sleeves of more than 200 political recordings—as well as other ephemera-from across the globe that expose the broad scope of the intersection of music and politics. Visitors are invited to listen to mixtape podcasts, which will also be played on WSIA 88.9FM during the course of the exhibit.

Exhibitions / hi viz

Hi-Viz: Australian Political Posters 1979–2019

Friday, February 8, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

February 8 – April 14, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, February 8, 6-9pm An exhibition of exquisite screen-printed posters—rarely seen in the U.S.—that provide a visual commentary of politics and life in Australia over the last four decades. Renowned for their high visibility, particularly in the 1980s with their saturated fluorescent colors, these posters describe the times and events that have engaged socially active artists throughout recent periods of major change.

Exhibitions / Free Education

Free Education! The Free University of New York, Alternate U, and Learning Liberation

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Sunday, January 27, 2019

October 11, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Opening reception: October 11, 6-9pm

Rooted in an examination of the history of the Free University of New York (FUNY), a 1960s experiment in radical education, this exhibition and event series reflects on the questions: What is a university? What does the university have that we want? What does the university have that we don’t want? How would a university look if we could build one from scratch?


SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS WATCH: Documents from Interference Archive

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Travelling Exhibition on view through December 16, 2018
Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Committed to creating space for open dialogue on current human rights issues, the Gund Gallery features this special exhibition of pamphlets, posters and newspapers produced for the The School of the Americas Watch (SOAW), a nonviolent grassroots movement and the largest Latin American solidarity organization in the United States, which strives to end U.S. militarization, oppressive U.S. policies and other forms of state violence in the Americas. Accompanied by SOAW activists Maria Luisa Rosal and Devora Gonzalez, this exhibition seeks to foster greater understanding and interest among campus and community members about topical issues surrounding the immigration crisis, border control, and US relations with Latin America.

Exhibitions / Agit Prop

Agitate! Educate! Organize! Agit Prop into the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

Exhibition Dates: June 12 -- September 30, 2018 Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, June 12, 6-9pm Our daily lives are saturated with information; we consume supposedly “neutral” media that implicitly supports existing power structures, yet we simultaneously fear “fake news” without critically analyzing the truths and biases that coexist in every message we see or hear. The reality is that all media has an agenda: for hundreds of years, people have used art, culture, graphics, performance, and design as central elements of social and political organizing across all realms of the political spectrum, to spread information and reimagine reality. This exhibition reflects historic and current uses of agitprop, or agitational propaganda, at the intersection of design and political organizing.

Exhibitions / 1968

La Lutte Continue…The Struggle Continues …Lotta Continua…La Lucha Continúa…

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018

April 29–May 26, 2018 Opening Sunday, April 29, 2-8pm An exhibition and event series about the 50-year-legacy of the global uprisings in 1968.