Class #9 – 7/19 – Info & Resources
Part 1 – ZINE work session. Each student will submit their ZINE page by Friday 7/20 at the end of our last class.
John Fekner was our Guest Artist & Speaker today!
In the 70s, John Fekner was ‘anonymously known’ for over three hundred environmental/conceptual works consisting of dates, words, and symbols spray painted throughout the five boroughs of New York. The “Warning Signs” project focused on pointing out hazardous conditions that dominated New York City and its environs in the 1970s. In the spring of 1977, Fekner created word-signs using hand cut cardboard stencils and spray paint. He began a relentless crusade concerned with social and environmental issues. Starting in the industrial streets of Queens and the East River bridges, and later on to the South Bronx in 1980, his messages were seen in areas that were desperately in need of construction, demolition or reconstruction. By labeling structures and emphasizing problems, the objective was to call attention to the accumulated squalor by urging city officials, agencies and local communities to be more responsible and take action. Read full Bio here
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The Original Space Invader – Don Leicht in front of his cut metal Space Invaders at Fashion Moda
Photo Credit: ©Peter Bellamy 1982 – via http://johnfekner.com
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