The Art and Oppression Initiative (https://ari.ucsc.edu/research-center/art-and-oppression) is designed to provide opportunities for faculty and students to address freedom of expression, with a focus on censorship, race, and representation. The initiative launches in Winter 2022 with a Comics competition/Class.
In addition to prizes for the winning entries, the Art and Oppression Comics Competition offers students the opportunity to exhibit and publish with professional comic artists, and work in an independent study class Spring quarter with Professor Dee Hibbert-Jones (Art). The class will create original comics, learn coloring techniques, and develop responsive comics for exhibition and publication.
- Create one new comic drawing (1 page pdf) that responds in some way to images you will find in the Gunderson/Coha comic collection, held at UCSC Special Collections. See a selection of the comics here (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t7wkQipu1T7MedJ9g3T7brTFU4WcaGi0), or schedule a visit (https://guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/access-and-use) to special collections to see more.
- Submit your email entry, along with 4 images of past work (pdf), and a statement of interest in the course to: Professor Dee Hibbert-Jones (Art) @ email@example.com
Deadline: Competition closes March 1st; awards announced by March 15
Questions? Contact Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts Research Institute’s Art and Oppression Initiative is funded by the generous support of Jim Gunderson and Peter Coha. Please visit us at ari.ucsc.edu.