American Guernica

Inspired by Visual Resistance and the American Guernica Project, John Emerson is offering .pdf downloads of stencils he created based on Picasso's Guernica. Click the thumbs below to download print-ready files you can use or adapt to voice your opinion on war.     You can also download...

It appears that I sort of have a piece of art in this year's Whitney Biennial!...

The picture above is the billboard at Sunset & Hollywood in LA, installed in 2003 by Making Art Work, an organization dedicated to stimulating interaction between people and art. In the middle of the piece, the symbol of the United Nations is painted in UV-sensitive...

There's not a great deal of info at his website on Roberto Chao's touring version of Guernica. I do think it's a nice example of one way that the painting can be publicly displayed without having to rent or co-opt a billboard. Done in four...

Here's another use of Guernica on billboards that predates my idea, found via Blur Magazine. The article linked above is well worth a read… well-written, to the point, interesting, etc. Check it out. Ron English does some interesting work, although I have to say I'm not...

I suppose there's no better acid test of whether your political commentary is on the radical side, than being scooped by Castro. It's almost a little bit scary, eh? As a protest against EU sanctions, the Cuban government erected a billboard of Guernica in front of...

Doree Shafrir's kick-ass article on the American Guernica Project went out on the Columbia News Service wire recently. It was picked up by a small handful of papers nationally. These are the ones I've found so far… The Orlando Sentinel The Naples Daily News The Arizona Republic It's sort...

In a few of the comments on American Guernica, It's been pointed out that the covering of the Guernica tapestry at the UN was done for the benefit of the TV cameras, and not as a suppression or censorship of the work itself. I'm entirely...

It just totally made my day to read about how American Guernica had been used in the classroom, especially the student's and observer's positive reactions to the idea....

Update: American Guernica has been picking up steam. I'll be posting regular updates on the project under it's own category. I've written here before about the idea of open-sourcing art projects to involve as many participants as possible. American Guernica is a perfect test case for...

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