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Friday, April 8, 2011

Political Poster Artist and Activist Josh MacPhee Speaks

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 10:43 PM

This founding member of the Justseeds Artists Cooperative visits to talk at the closing reception for the most comprehensive exhibit of his work to date.

MacPhee, based in Brooklyn, edited or co-edited a couple books based on touring exhibits of poster art, and two of those tours have reached Pittsburgh. Signs of Change: Social Movment Cultures 1960s to Now was exhibited at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery about a year ago, and Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today, was at Downtown's Space this past summer. 

Justseeds (www.justseeds.org) is a decentralized network of 26 artists taking radical stances on society, politics and the environment.

"Labor Creates All Wealth," asserts one of MacPhee's own posters as included in Paper Politics.

On Sat., April 9, MacPhee speaks at the closing party his show at Justseeds' distribution headquarters, which is right here in Lawrenceville. The party is from 7-10 p.m. The talk is titled "Visualizing History from Below."

Justseeds is located at 3410 Penn Ave. (by the Doughboy statue); enter at the back on Spring Way.


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