NYC: Sign of the Times: Sign Making in Solidarity
Calling all artists, activists, and concerned people of New York!
In solidarity with the J20 General Strike, and in preparation for the January 21 marches in New York, DC, and elsewhere, Queens Museum will close for the day to host an afternoon for the production of signs, posters, banners, and buttons in preparation for upcoming marches and actions. Activities will include silkscreen printing with Shoestring Press and Mobile Print Power, risograph printing with instructor Paul John and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and artwork contributed by Counter Type (Annica Lydenberg and Arianna Orland), Sarah Gottesdiener, Marisa Jahn, Gregory Sholette, and Jeff Warren and Caroline Woolard, along with opportunities to work in other media. A livestream of FutureClown’s Inaugural Address, a performance by artist Rachel Mason at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), will be on view in the atrium. FutureClown, the internet avatar of the artist, presents a real-time lipsynched inaugural speech which matches that of the incoming president.
We invite our community to join us in producing graphic materials that address the causes in which they are most deeply invested and aid in the further distribution of these signs across the 5 boroughs and beyond.