Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany

(Los Angeles, CA—October 20, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany, an exhibition highlighting the contributions of 20th-century Mexican and German artists to a global iconography of political graphics.

Pressing Politics explores the shared subjects and visual strategies of two key moments in 20th-century political printmaking: the revival of German Expressionist graphics in response to a nationwide revolution in 1918, and the formation of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Print Workshop) in Mexico City in the late 1930s. Although rooted in distinct social and historical contexts, artists in both countries responded to their respective upheavals in print to communicate to a mass audience in forceful visual terms.

This exhbition is co-curated by Rachel Kaplan, Assistant Curator, Latin American Art, and Erin Sullivan Maynes, Assistant Curator, Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies. This exhibition is on view at Charles White Elementary School.