A NEW INITIATIVE MERGES POSTER ART WITH ACTIVISM

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A report by Jane Gayduck for Interview.

A new initiative is merging art and grassroots activism.

Aimed at increasing the visibility of underserved communities, AMPL!FY pairs an artist or designer with a non-profit organization to create posters in promotion of social justice causes.

Multimedia artist and composer DJ Spooky collaborated with 350.org, a clean energy advocacy group, in order to spread word about climate change; Cuban-American painter Edel Rodriguez partnered with New Yorkers Against Gun Violence on a poignant poster in favor of safer gun laws.

And while AMPL!FY’s exhibition, now at the Museum of Arts and Design, features all 10 works, they can also be found on Water Street in downtown Manhattan, displayed for visitors and residents alike.

THE EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH JANUARY 7, 2018 AT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN.

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