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Picturing Politics

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 11:00am
In Event Types: Discussion

On November 15, The New School will present“Picturing Politics,” a one-day symposium on the role of illustration in criticalsocial and political dialogue. A panel of distinguished illustrators and scholars will explore how illustration can affect visceral responses to world events. The symposium will be held from 1:00—5:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, New York and is free and open to the public.

The symposium will include: “Iron Fists—Branding the Totalitarian State,” a talk on how design and illustration have historically been used to define and promote totalitarian political philosophies with design historian Steven Heller; “Images as Gestures—Toward an Ethics of Showing,” a talk by media criticDaniel Dayan on how media broadcasts of historic events influence society; “The Persuasive Image,” a conversation on the political role of illustration with illustrators Steve Brodner, Anton Kannemeyer, Luba Lukova, and Rutu Modan moderated by Joshua Brown, historian of visual culture; and “Peter Kuper: Revolutions and Art,” in which Kuper discusses his work as a comic artist and visual journalist documenting the social conditions in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 12:00pm
New York