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We Need to Talk Art

We Need to Talk Art


Published to celebrate Petzel New York’s group show; We need to talk… Artists and the public respond to the current conditions in America, January 7 to February 11, 2017; this full color, soft fold publication designed to be taken apart and individual pages used as posters, reproduces all 47 artworks in the show. Also detailed inside is how the show came together in the aftermath of the U.S general election, on November 8th, 2017, and tried to capture the mood of the city in the wake of Donald J. Trump’s surprise victory. Alongside full bleed spreads, the publication depicts the public’s contribution to the show in screen grabs of video submissions, Instagrammed images, and doodles made in our public sketchbook. The text comprises excerpts of the three symposiums organized during the show’s run, on Civil Liberties, Immigration, and the Environment. We need to talk… offers a snapshot of this crucial moment in history.

Published by Hatje Cantz and Petzel

40 color pages, soft-fold publication, including 10 poster reproductions of works in the exhibition

© 2017 Hatje Cantz, Berlin and Petzel, New York