The Anti-War Show -- U.S. Interventions from Korea to Iraq
Track 16 Gallery is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition The Anti-War Show -- U.S. Interventions from Korea to Iraq, curated by Carol Wells from the archives of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG). The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 11, from 6 to 9 P.M. The exhibition will run through February 15, 2003. Gallery hours are 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday.
The Anti-War Show features posters documenting fifty years of domestic and international opposition to U.S. interventions around the world. These powerful graphic images, which illustrate the human cost and political futility of past wars, remain relevant because their legacies are present in the current conflict -- they raise questions about past interventions and foster debate about present ones. The posters document efforts of people who refuse to remain silent and use the power of art to inspire action.
The United States is the focus of this exhibition. As citizens, we are ultimately responsible for the actions that are taken by our government in our name. Censorship and repression, so prevalent in wartime, invariably attempt to eliminate dissent, thereby violating the principles on which this democracy was founded. One definition of citizenship includes the obligation to struggle for justice -- as one poster's caption reads, "I should like to be able to love my country and also love justice." (Camus)
As part of our ongoing Track 16 Nights series, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics will sponsor the event Make Love Not War -- A Forum, a significant event for a significant other, on February 14 at 8 P.M. Confirmed participants are Robbie Conal, Carol Wells, Executive Director of CSPG, and a representative of California Peace Action. For more information and to RSVP for this event, please call The Center for the Study of Political Graphics at the above contact number.
Read articles in the LA Times about this exhibition:
Show draws from all walks
By Hilary E. MacGregor
In graphic protest
By Christopher Knight