Illustrative responses to world events, large scale and small, have an effect both visceral and intimate. "Picturing Politics" explores the current state of political and social visual commentary. The Illustration Program of Parsons The New School for Design and the Department of Politics of The New School for Social Research jointly present an afternoon of reflections on the intersection of art and politics.
Guests include Daniel Dayan, leading media and politics analyst from France and visiting professor in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research, Steven Heller, author and former New York Times art director, Professor Joshua Brown, Executive Director, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at CUNY, Rutu Modan, Eisner award-winning graphic novelist from Israel, Peter Kuper, graphic novelist and co-editor of WW 3 magazine, Steve Brodner, satiric visual commentator, Luba Lukova, political poster artist and Anton Kannemeyer, South African artist and creator of visual narratives. A book signing will follow the symposium.
Additionally, an exhibition of illustrated covers for DER SPIEGEL magazine is on view at Parsons Illustration, 2 West 13th Street, 8th floor, from November 14-30. There will be a reception in honor on November 14 at 6 p.m.
"Picturing Politics"November 15, 2008, 1-5:30 p.m.The New School, Tishman AuditoriumJohnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th StreetFree and open to the public