03 Nov 2018–11 Nov 2018

Pre-election Poster Action

  • Minneapolis-based artists and printmakers
  • Project Location
  • Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis
  • "Goethe in the Skyways"
  • City Center, skyway level (next to Cardigan Donuts)
  • 40 South 7th Street, Suite 208
  • Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • Info

Pre-election Poster Action “Early & Often”

Inspired by Wolfgang Tillman’s pro-EU campaign utilizing his signature images as the basis for a series of posters and related print ads, as well as a second campaign encouraging fellow Germans to participate in their country’s Federal elections (a vote held September 24, 2017, that resulted in the far-right Alternative for Deutschland party winning seats in the Bundestag), the Goethe in the Skyways crew invited Minneapolis-based artists and printmakers to use the skyway space as a platform for distributing posters and other ephemera printed with regard to elections and broader political processes in the United States.
The posters will fill the walls of the Goethe in the Skyways space a few days before and after this year’s midterm elections.
On Wednesday, 7 November 2018, we will host a discussion surrounding the elections to reflect on the outcomes as well as on the two years to come.

  • Info

Pre-election Poster Action “Early & Often”

Inspired by Wolfgang Tillman’s pro-EU campaign utilizing his signature images as the basis for a series of posters and related print ads, as well as a second campaign encouraging fellow Germans to participate in their country’s Federal elections (a vote held September 24, 2017, that resulted in the far-right Alternative for Deutschland party winning seats in the Bundestag), the Goethe in the Skyways crew invited Minneapolis-based artists and printmakers to use the skyway space as a platform for distributing posters and other ephemera printed with regard to elections and broader political processes in the United States.
The posters will fill the walls of the Goethe in the Skyways space a few days before and after this year’s midterm elections.
On Wednesday, 7 November 2018, we will host a discussion surrounding the elections to reflect on the outcomes as well as on the two years to come.

Artist Bios Related Events

Sam Gould

Born in New York City in the mid-1970’s, Sam Gould was the co-founder and editor of Red76, an expanded publication that materialized in Portland, Oregon, in the early 2000s. Instrumentalizing ideas around publication as an act of public making, Gould’s work manifests publics through the implementation of ad-hoc educational structures and discursive gatherings. While these actions are often situated in what is called “public space,”—such as street corners, laundromats, taverns, and the like—the pedagogy of their construction is meant to call into question the relationships, codes, and hierarchies embedded within these landscapes from one incident of publication to the next.

Gould has taught within the graduate department for social practice at the California College of the Arts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has written, as well as lectured extensively within the United States and abroad, on issues of sociality, education, and encountering the political within daily life.

Drew Peterson

Painter and printmaker, Drew Peterson, is a Minnesota native best known for creating art of colorful and otherworldly spaces. Peterson received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and has received several awards and grants, such as the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and a Jerome Fellowship.

Jenny Schmid

Jenny Schmid (Minneapolis, MN) creates prints through her own bikini press international.  Her work is densely packed with complex visual narratives. Schmid draws upon the rich print tradition of social satire and activism, notably inspired by Goya, Bruegel and Hogarth as well as the bold colors and densely packed compositions of advertisements and carnival posters, updated to respond to current social issues such as gender relations, the traps facing young girls, truth, liberty, apathy and philosophy.

Schmid is a professor of printmaking at the University of Minnesota and has exhibited and published her work internationally. Her prints can be found in a number of public and private collections including The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Detroit Institute of Arts.

The People's Library

The People’s Library is an MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art & Design) student group that provides a safe space for students to discuss topics a traditional classroom may not. The organization has also been heavily involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQIA events, and other important current issues.

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