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Art And Resistance: Global Responses To Oppression

Shigeo Fukuda, Victory (Reproduction), 1976, screenprint on paper. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Gift of the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, 2017/2.86

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE HUMANITIES 334 / HISTORY OF ART 393 – College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Faculty Curator: Sascha Crasnow (Residential College)

On view: Fall 2021

The works selected for Art and Resistance: Global Responses to Oppression will demonstrate some of the ways artists from around the world have contested tyranny and subjugation in the last two centuries.

Considering a range of topics, from demonstrations against the U.S. war in Vietnam to the legacy of colonialism in Africa and the global peace movement, students examine art as a form of political engagement. What roles have artists played inside and outside protest movements? How do artists make political work under systems of control and censorship? Students address these questions and others as they research the works on view.

Works Included In This Collection

A. R. Penck
drypoint on Arches vellum paper
Enrico Baj
mixed media
2nd half of the 20th century
Michael Joseph
collage on panel
2nd half of the 20th century
Michael Joseph
paint on panel
Armando Morales
lithograph on paper


Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund, and the Oakriver Foundation.