This site accompanies the exhibition Position and Imposition: MCAD Faculty Responds to Politics at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. It is a forum for MCAD's Liberal Arts faculty to recommend books, films, and other cultural artifacts that contribute to the dialogue surrounding the exhibition. We invite you to comment on the books, the work in the exhibition, and address how they are part of a larger conversation about art, politics, and society.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Linda Wing

I spent a chunk of this summer reading about and looking at images of Picasso's painting "Guernica" and am amazed by its power and continuing relevance over time and through so many periods of conflict. It took a lot of critical heat for being vague and modern, too political and not political enough, and yet I think it remains one of the clearest statements on the horror of war that we have. Seeing it on display at home in Spain after its long exile would be great, but if that's not feasable, check out "Picasso's Guernica" in Simon Schama's Power of Art (BBC).

[[ Linda Wing has been part of the Liberal Arts Adjunct Faculty at MCAD for several years. She currently teaches Writing for the Arts.]]

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