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Mark Vallen's web log, www.art-for-a-change.com/blog,
articles on international exhibits, cultural events,
and contemporary art theory and practice.
has discontinued publishing his Art
For A Change e-newsletter,
but past newsletters are archived on this page.
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AT WORK: THE ART OF CALIFORNIA LABOR - Paintings
by Vallen are included in this group exhibit that
examines the history of California's workers and
their movements, from the turn of the 20th Century
to the present. Artists exhibited include, Diego
Rivera, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, Malaquias
Montoya, and over 50 others.
AMERICAN BEAUTIES, DIFFERENT STORIES - Artists
Explore Latino Life in Los Angeles. JOHN HEARTFIELD:
AGITATED IMAGES - German Photomontage at the Getty
(part II,) 2006
THE NEW NORMALCY- Group exhibit on the Post 9-11
world of endless war and terror opens in Los Angeles.
LA - IST INTERVIEW WITH MARK VALLEN: The artist
expresses opinions on LA, political art, The Stuckists,
Ed Ruscha, East LA's Self Help Graphics, and more.
DON'T TALK ABOUT RELIGION OR POLITICS - Artists
Explore the Sacred & Profane. AND NOW, FOR
SOMETHING NEWD - Thirteen artists consider the
human figure. THE NEW NORMALCY - Artists Examine
the Post 9-11 World.
BOTH SIDE OF THE BORDER - Vallen presents a slide
show on socially engaged art at this major exhibit
of Latin American and Chicano art. DON'T TALK
ABOUT RELIGION OR POLITICS - A sneak preview of
an upcoming show on religion and politics curated
by Mark Vallen.
MY NATURE IS HUNGER - Vallen collaborates with
famed Chicano poet, Luis J. Rodriguez. DEMISE
OF DEMOCRACY? - A group show on the state of democracy
in the U.S. WORKERS OF THE WORLD - Group exhibit
dedicated to workers everywhere. BOTH SIDES OF
THE BORDER - Latin American & Chicano art.
ART TO AID HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS - Vallen
releases a new fundraising print to benefit those
living in the hurricane damaged gulf region of
VIETNAM! VIETNAM! ARTISTS & AMERICA'S LONGEST
WAR - Special newsletter written on the 30th anniversary
of the end of the Vietnam war.
(part II), 2004
THE LOUVRE FOR ALL - International protest action
for art access. PAPER POLITICS - Open call to
all printmakers. NEW YORK ART SHOW CENSORED -
Group show shut down for political reasons. RESISTANCE
DIGNITY PRIDE - New book on LA's African American
Artists. BLOGOSPHERE - The IBM Museum of Art,
Stencil Pirates, more!
ART FOR A CHANGE: IN THE BLOGOSPHERE - Artist
Mark Vallen establishes a web log where socially
conscious art, art theory, commentary, cultural
criticism, and exhibit reviews are the topics
(part II), 2004
DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL - Artists Mark Vallen &
Poli Marichal interviewed on NBC. COMBAT ZONE
- Neo-Con Comic Book Heroes to Occupy Iraq. BEMOANING
MOMA - Billionaires hold art hostage. PRAXIS:
CALL FOR ARTICLES - Drama for Social Transformation.
GRAPHIC AGITATION II - Social/Political Graphics
in the Digital Age.
THE BALLOT AND THE PALETTE - Mark Vallen's statement
on the US presidential elections
POINTED VISIONS - 3 new paintings from Mark Vallen.
INCONVENIENT EVIDENCE - Andy Warhol Museum shows
Abu Ghraib photos. BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN 2004 -
Mass public/political art in London's Trafalgar
EDWARD ADAMS - Vietnam war photographer dead at
71. WAR, PEACE, & CIVIL LIBERTIES - Berkeley
Art Center Group Exhibit. XISPAS - Journal of
Chicano Art and Culture publishes special issue
for Columbus Day.
REGIME CHANGE - 25 artists confront the state
of the union. THE WPA DECADE - Social Realism
of the 1930's. TAKING OUT THE TRASH - Janitor
turned art critic.
THE RENAISSANCE OLD AND NEW - The 500th anniversary
of Michelangelo's David. STUCKIST PUNK VICTORIAN
- Re-modernism kicks post-modernism in the teeth.
ART IN THE PARK - 8th annual Park La Brea art
(part II), 2004
MORE THAN A WITNESS - Closing Party for Vallen's
exhibit featuring author Luis J. Rodriguez. LEON
GOLUB - Rest In Peace. THE SCREAM - Edvard Munch's
famous artwork stolen. George
W. Bush Coloring Book - NYC exhibit during
RNC. PEACE SIGNS - The exhibit.
MORE THAN A WITNESS - Hiroshima Day slide lecture
by Mark Vallen. IN AMERICA NOW - Political &
Social issues explored in Hollywood group show.
JEROME WITKIN: SITE AND INSITE - Narrative painting
from a master of realism. EZLN:
IMAGES OF A MOVEMENT - Zapatista photographs
at Self Help Graphics.
(part II), 2004
MORE THAN A WITNESS - Vallen's retrospective opens.
WHAT'S GOING ON? - Vietnam War exhibit. SID VICIOUS
- Gallery displays punk rock memorabilia. OILY
PORTRAITS - Art and Big Oil. LEGACY
& LEGEND - Siqueiros mural project. FRIDA
KAHLO - 50th anniversary of her passing.
ABU GULAG FREEDOM PARK - Iraqi artists' message
to the world. REHEARSING WITH GODS - The Bread
and Puppet Theater. BRIDGES TO UNDERSTANDING -
Photo exhibit at Bowers Museum. OUTRAGE AND PROVOCATION
- The responsibility of artists. MORE
THAN A WITNESS - Mark Vallen's retrospective
(part II), 2004
MORE THAN A WITNESS - Announcement for
Vallen's retrospective exhibit. WILD IN THE STREETS
- Vallen exhibits at Autry Museum. CALL FOR ART
- Yo! What Happened to Peace? AN ALLE KUNSTLER
- German Expressionism. BUY ART, BYE BUSH - Bourgeois
artists find politics?
ART UNDER ATTACK - Thugs terrorize San
Francisco Art Gallery out of existence. ERNST
FRIEDRICH - Krieg dem Krieg! GRAPHIC AGITATION
2 - Vallen's artwork included in new book on political
PEACE SIGNS - Vallen included in the book
"The Anti-War Movement Illustrated."
GEORGE CATLIN - at the Museum of the American
West. BLACK PANTHERS - the historic photos of
Baruch and Jones.
INTERVIEW WITH ESTAÑO Vallen interviews
the assistant artist to Siqueiros. XISPAS the
journal for Xicano art and culture. ART OF RESISTANCE
Political Artist's Conference in Seattle, WA.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN Sixty Years of Russian
Impressionism and Soviet Realism. FREE ENTERPRISE
PAINTING How the CIA supported the Abstract Expressionist
WAR STORIES exhibit at the Workmen's
Circle in Los
Angeles. The Social Surrealism of IRVING NORMAN.
Commentary - BARBARIANS AT THE GATES. Tia Chuchas
Artistas vs. The Gubernator. Special California
Recall Election edition. ARNOLD GOES BANANAS!
Skeletons from the closet of Mark Vallen. SACRAMENTO
SHAKEDOWN. Anti-Schwarzenegger art from Graffiti
(part II), 2003
PORQUE - a special day of Art for Mexico's murdered
and missing Women. TREINTA - 30 Years of Chicano
Printmaking & Social Justice. REQUIEM FOR WAR -
the Paintings of Hans Burkhard. AT WORK - American
Art about Labor from 1900 to the present. ¡REVOLUCION!
-The Art of the Cuban Poster.
GRITO! Liberation of the Spirit" Exhibit Opens!
DISSENTING VIEWS - Art in the age of Terror, the
latest Calendar from the War Resisters League with
art by Mark Vallen, Sue Coe, Judy Chicago, Seymour
Chwast, and many others.
GRITO! Liberation of the Spirit. Art Exhibit celebrating
Mexican Independence Day. BOOK REVIEW - Philip Stein's
"Siqueiros, his Life and Work." Mark Vallen's Painting,
"A People Under Command" published in German magazine.
Call for Art submissions to "War Stories" exhibition.
TO EMBRACE ART -working to save Art in Los Angeles
Schools. CHE Y QUE - Self Help Graphics looks at
Che in Pop Culture. JUST ANOTHER POSTER - historic
Chicano Poster exhibit in Sacramento. THE CRY -
LIBERATION OF THE SPIRIT! Group Exhibit celebrating
Mexican Independence Day.
OUR CHILDREN, NOT THEIR CHILDREN." Vallen's antiwar
artwork distributed online for free in response
to the bombing and invasion of Iraq.
PUNK PORTRAITS - Giclée Prints of famed artworks
now available. 'READY FOR WAR' EXHIBITION - Illinois
State University mounts antiwar show. GUERNICA AND
CENSORSHIP - Vallen takes to the airwaves to denounce
the U.N. censoring of Picasso's mural. WE ARE DEEPLY
CONCERNED - The College Art Association adopts antiwar
Pre-war update... the United Nations censors Picasso's
antiwar masterwork, GUERNICA.
ART OF PUNK - an exhibit about the 1977 Punk explosion
of Los Angeles. STUCKISM - the "Re-Modernist" Art
Revolution. THE ANTI-WAR ART SHOW - the price of
intervention from Korea to Iraq.
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