Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park

Curated by Alison Singer

February 13 to March 30, 2019

Protests and opposition movements have long been a social tool by which to mobilize groups of people around shared grievances, allowing them to collectively interrogate power structures and enact change through the discursive processes of resistance. Various forms of protest have been an important point at which resistance enters the public space and gains broader visibility, often through media images that become symbols of the movement. The images produced around protests and resistance movements – by artists, the media, or everyday documentarians – thus play a large role in shaping narratives for public consumption.

This exhibition at the Stamp Gallery seeks to explore the role of visual production around protests and forms of resistance. Featuring work by artists Becci Davis, Malik Lloyd, Leah Modigliani, Susanne Slavick, and the TUG Collection, this considers such questions as: How does the mass media visually shape narratives? How does artwork respond to, reshape, interrogate, or blur these narratives? How does the visual response to protests and resistance movements by artists memorialize or historicize the events?



Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee FL

May 14- July 7, 2018

Reconstruction (Magenta Beirut), 2007, gouache on archival digital print/Hahnemühle paper, 16 x 20 inches.

Construction scene from Building the Great Mosque of Samarkand by Bihzâd or his workshop for the Zafar-Nâmeh by Sharrafuddîn Yadzî.  Illuminated late 1480’s. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

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