DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > A Matter of Conscience
Alan Cohen, NOW (Berlin Wall)36-09,1996. Collection of DePaul Art Museum
Siah Armanjani, Sound Towers, 1972. Collection of DePaul Art Museum
Ester Hernandez (American, b.1944) Sun-Raid, 2008. Screenprint. Collection of the DePaul Art Museum, Art Acquisition Endowment. 2009.158
Where do artistic practices and social concerns intersect? What is the role of the artist as commentator? “A Matter of Conscience” presents works that reflect varying artistic approaches to politically charged content and pressing social issues. While some artists prefer subtleties and inferences that require close reading to reveal their position, others take a more explicit approach, declaring their opinions bluntly and without filter. This exhibition examines four decades of artist responses to their political realities utilizing a spectrum of methods and tactics. A Matter of Conscience includes activist posters, documentary photographs, drawings, prints, and collages from the DePaul Art Museum collection.
The featured artists include Siah Armajani, Margaret Burroughs, Alan Cohen, Paul D’Amato, Ester Hernandez, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Max King Cap, Rudzani Nemasetoni, Betye Saar, Aram Han Sifuentes, Andy Warhol, and Garry Winogrand.
A Matter of Conscience is organized by DePaul Art Museum and curated by Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator.