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Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now Exhibit NYC 9/20-11/22

Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now September 20 – November 22, 2008 Opening: September 20, 2008, 7-10pmExit Art, 475 Tenth Ave., New York City

Signs of Change is a major exhibition opening at Exit Art on September 20, 2008, chronicling 50 years of the cultural productions of social movements. Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee have curated over 600 posters, prints, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and other ephemera from over 30 countries. Signs of Change provides a dialogue with the past and an engagement with the present about the important cultural work of social movements. From the American Indian Movement to Women's Liberation, the South African Anti-Apartheid struggle to Portugal's Revolution of the Carnations, German Autonomen and squatters to South Korea's Kwang Ju uprising, this exhibition carries us through the whirlwind of people taking action to change the world.

Special Events in conjunction with the Exhibition include:

September 20: Opening Night: Live Screen Printing, Ice Cream from the Tactical Ice Cream Unit

September 25: Symposium— Presentations and Discussions with Social Movement Cultural Producers and Theorists >>>Including Yustoni Volunteero/Taring Padi Collective (Indonesia), Ill Commonz (Japan), Favianna Rodriguez/Tumis Design (Oakland, CA) and Sandy Kaltenborn/Image-Shift (Germany) and others TBA.

October 11-13: Social Movement Film/Video Festival and Discussion (in collaboration with 16beaver Group) >>>Featuring a rare US screening of Narita: Peasants of the Second Fortress by the Japanese film collective Ogawa Productions, as well as Finally Got the News (The League of Revolutionary Black Workers) and films by the Big Noise Films, Chiapas Media Project, Diva TV, Newsreel and many more!

October 24: Premier screening of short films and footage of the 1960's Dutch Provo movement, and Book Release of Richard Kempton's Provo: Amsterdam's Anarchist Revolt (in collaboration with Autonomedia Press).

In Addition: >>>Weekly Film/Video Screenings during the exhibit open hours.

>>>Live Screenprinting with guest artists and activists, dates TBA.

(please check http://www.exitart.org for the most up to date info and details, as well as the soon-to-be-launched exhibition website: http://www.socialmovementcultures.org)