“Do You Know Where Your Country Is?” Paper Tiger Television Asks.

Paper Tiger Television interviewing Lucy Lippard during the Artists Call Performance Festival at Franklin Furnace

ABOVE: Screenshot of Paper Tiger Television's “Artists Call for Central America: It's the Next Best Thing to Being There” (28min 19sec), Video, 1984. CC BY SA Paper Tiger Television


At the end of this Paper Tiger Television program the host closes out by saying, “It's 9 o'clock, Do you know where your country is?” It's seems so fitting to ask this again today as we sit back and watch American diplomats rushing east, west, north, and south trying to patch-up a crumbling empire in the face of major economical and political shifts in the global landscape. This exhibition couldn't be more relevant now, and that's precisely why it's traveling. Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities is now currently up at The University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque. The exhibition, now on it's second leg, will be on display from September 6–December 3 before heading back north in 2023. Catch it if you can, if not, check out the book, it has tons of great essays (including mine!) and archival material containing more than enough for a semester long course on art and social justice! Hat's off to the curators Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky for making this happen!

September 6–December 3, 2022
Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities

UNM Art Museum
203 Cornell Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

“Artists' Call to Central America: Lucy Lippard and Art for a Cause”(28min 19sec)
Video, 1984. (YoutTube link)

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Exhibition catalogue is available at Inventory Press: www.inventorypress.com/product/art-for-the-future



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