Printmaking as Resistance
Printmaking has historically been an ideal medium to critique political and social issues. As a result of technological advances that enabled the production of inexpensive, mass-produced, large-format prints, artists turned to printmaking as a means to quickly disseminate ideas to the public. Prints can generate an immediate, visceral reaction in the viewer, leading to a change of opinion or a move to action. Today’s artists continue this centuries-old tradition and use printmaking to respond to the monumental trends and events of their times, showing what the world is and what it could be.