The exhibit represents the first comprehensive exhibition exploring the poster renaissance that started in the mid-1960s as a legitimate art form as well as a powerful tool for public debate on social justice issues.
Presented as a companion exhibition to the museum’s 1968 Exhibit, the exhibition features 68 original political posters framed and traditionally hung, plus countless posters digitally printed and collaged on the gallery walls, a method similar to the way they were originally displayed.
Lincoln Cushing graduated from the School of Information (then the School of Information Management and Systems) in 2001; he is a long-time scholar and archivist of political posters as well as the author of Revolucion!: Cuban Poster Art (2003), Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (2007), and Agitate! Educate! Organize!: American Labor Posters (2009).
Cushing currently works as an archivist and communications consultant at Kaiser Permanente, where he is researching and writing about the archives of the Kaiser health system.
In addition to curating the museum’s exhibit, Cushing is also moderating a series of screen printing demonstrations at the Oakland Museum this summer; guests can learn screen printing techniques from local artists and take home a custom print.
The exhibition “All of Us or None” runs through August 19 at the Oakland Museum of California. Screen printing demonstrations are held on Saturday afternoons through August 18. More information: http://museumca.org/exhibit/all-us-or-none-social-justice-posters-san-francisco-bay-area