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William Weege and Political Posters from the 1960s

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    UWM s Center for 21st Century Studies announces the following event and exhibition: Friday, February 6 William Weege (Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison) Every
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2009
      UWM's Center for 21st Century Studies announces the following event
      and exhibition:

      Friday, February 6
      William Weege (Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison)
      "Every Way You Look At It You Lose"
      Gallery Talk
      3:30 pm, Art History Gallery, Mitchell Hall 154
      3203 North Downer Avenue
      (1960s period attire encouraged)

      William Weege is founder and artistic director of Tandem Press. His
      political posters from the 1960s are featured in the SINCE 1968 art
      exhibition currently on display in the Art History Gallery (see below
      for more information). Weege works predominantly with silkscreen
      because of its immediacy and directness. Creator of the "print
      production" area to deal with the emerging photo-based technologies
      for printmakers, Weege is particularly interested in adapting graphic
      arts techniques for fine arts applications and has been a leader in
      the development of digital printmaking. He is best known for his
      large abstract handmade paper projects. His work is included in the
      permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Kansas City Museum,
      Museum of Modern Art (New York), Philadelphia Museum of Art, San
      Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

      This gallery talk is presented in conjunction with the art exhibition
      SINCE 1968: Selections from the UW-Whitewater Crossman Gallery and
      UWM Art Collection
      January 29-February 12, 2009
      Art History Gallery, Mitchell Hall 154
      3203 North Downer Avenue
      Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm

      SINCE 1968 features screen prints by renowned printmaker William
      Weege and includes works by Leonard Baskin, David Hockney, Lester
      Johnson, Ellsworth Kelly, Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ben
      Shahn.

      This exhibition presents a survey of works on paper that resonate
      with the year 1968 and its aftermath, a period marked by explosive
      protest movements around the world, cultural experimentation in
      multiple domains, and the articulation of new visions of society. The
      exhibition, featuring the political anti-war posters that gained
      printmaker William Weege renown during the Vietnam Era, includes
      works that range from the psychedelic to the minimalist. SINCE 1968
      continues the Center for 21st Century Studies' year-long celebration
      of its 40th anniversary.

      All Center events are free and open to the public. For further
      information, visit the Center's web site: www.21st.uwm.edu
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