The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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May 18, 1991, to September 22, 1991 |

The Art of Advocacy

The main objective of The Art of Advocacy is to illustrate the variety of levels upon which contemporary artists are influenced by ominous political and social issues and how they present them in their work. Potent images have been created by the participating artists. Whether decrying industrial or government impact on nature, or addressing societal culpability on the whole, for each of the artists incorporating social and political concerns with formal ones is crucial.

Curated by Ellen O’Donnell Rankin

Artists: Nicholas Africano, Artist/Homeless Shelter Collaborative, Beth B., Roger Brown, Victor Burgin, Charles Burns & Art Spiegelman, Sue Coe, Robert Colescott, Andrea Fisher, General Idea, Gilbert & George, Leon Golub, Paul Graham, Ilona Granet, Guerilla Girls, Jörg Immendorff, Serge Kliaving, Komar & Melamid, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Robert Longo, Donald Moffett, Robert Morris, Don Nice, Adrian Piper, Adam Rolston, Erika Rothenberg, Christy Rupp, Alison Saar, Andres Serrano, Carrie Mae Weems, Krzysztof Wodiczko, David Wojnarowicz

Video: Ida Applebroog & Beth B., Joan Braderman, C-Hundred Film Corporation/Direct Impact, Shu Lea Cheang & Richard Serra, Mark Dion, Guerilla Girls, Paper Tiger Television

Top image: Donald Moffett, Call the White House, 1990