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Taking Sides

June 10, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Ed Paschke, Kontato, 1984. Color lithograph on paper, 34 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Anonymous gift.
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“A poet’s work is to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep.” – Salman Rushdie, 1989

Taking Sides explores the tradition of social critique in modern and contemporary art. Drawn from the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art permanent collection, its title is taken from a quote of Salman Rushdie, the renowned novelist and essayist.

Artwork

Angel Whispers. Artist: Terry Allen. Date: 1981. Medium: lithograph.

Angel Whispers

1981

Terry Allen

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Demonstration, Glenwood, Minnesota. Artist: Thomas Frederick Arndt. Date: 1985. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Demonstration, Glenwood, Minnesota

1985

Thomas Frederick Arndt

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Demonstration, State Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota. Artist: Thomas Frederick Arndt. Date: 1986. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Demonstration, State Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota

1986

Thomas Frederick Arndt

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Demonstration, St. Paul, Minnesota. Artist: Thomas Frederick Arndt. Date: 1986. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Demonstration, St. Paul, Minnesota

1986

Thomas Frederick Arndt

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Demonstration, St. Paul, Minnesota. Artist: Thomas Frederick Arndt. Date: 1985. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Demonstration, St. Paul, Minnesota

1985

Thomas Frederick Arndt

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General Nuke. Artist: Robert Arneson. Date: 1986. Medium: lithograph.

General Nuke

1986

Robert Arneson

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Family Tree Mourning Print. Artist: Roger Brown. Date: 1987. Medium: color woodcut on paper.

Family Tree Mourning Print

1987

Roger Brown

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Mountain Sites. Artist: Roger Brown. Date: 1973. Medium: oil on canvas.

Mountain Sites

1973

Roger Brown

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Welcome to Siberia, The Nuclear Freeze, The Flat Earth Society, No Nukes and The Dark Ages (When the Earth Was Flat and the Evening Sun Was Red From Looking Down Into Hell). Artist: Roger Brown. Date: 1983. Medium: oil on canvas.

Welcome to Siberia, The Nuclear Freeze, The Flat Earth Society, No Nukes and The Dark Ages (When the Earth Was Flat and the Evening Sun Was Red From Looking Down Into Hell)

1983

Roger Brown

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Split, White Man!. Artist: Bruce Carter. Date: 1974. Medium: woodcut.

Split, White Man!

1974

Bruce Carter

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La madre / The Mother. Artist: Fernando Castro Pacheco. Date: 1949. Medium: grabado en linóleo sobre papel / linocut on paper.

La madre / The Mother

1949

Fernando Castro Pacheco

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Víctima del bombardeo / Aerial Bombing Casualty. Artist: José Chávez Morado. Date: c. 1939. Medium: litografía sobre papel / lithograph on paper.

Víctima del bombardeo / Aerial Bombing Casualty

c. 1939

José Chávez Morado

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Dead 1970. Artist: Larry Clark. Date: 1968, printed 1980. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Dead 1970

1968, printed 1980

Larry Clark

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A History of Printmaking: Goya Analyzes the News. Artist: Warrington Colescott. Date: 1975. Medium: watercolor and ink.

A History of Printmaking: Goya Analyzes the News

1975

Warrington Colescott

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The History of Printmaking: Goya Studies War. Artist: Warrington Colescott. Date: 1976-1977. Medium: soft-ground etching, aquatint, and drypoint, with vibrograver.

The History of Printmaking: Goya Studies War

1976-1977

Warrington Colescott

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The Hunt: First Dawn Stake Out. Artist: Warrington Colescott. Date: 1981. Medium: soft-ground etching, aquatint, and spit-bite aquatint, with relief rolls through stencils.

The Hunt: First Dawn Stake Out

1981

Warrington Colescott

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Patrioticks. Artist: Warrington Colescott. Date: 1969. Medium: soft-ground etching, drypoint, and aquatint, with roulette, vibrograver, found letterpress photo plate, and relief rolls through stencils.

Patrioticks

1969

Warrington Colescott

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Flood. Artist: John Steuart Curry. Date: 1937. Medium: gouache.

Flood

1937

John Steuart Curry

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John Brown. Artist: John Steuart Curry. Date: 1939. Medium: lithograph.

John Brown

1939

John Steuart Curry

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Progressive Party Rally. Artist: John Steuart Curry. Date: 1938. Medium: oil on canvas.

Progressive Party Rally

1938

John Steuart Curry

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Tierra y libertad / Land and Freedom. Artist: Francisco Dosamantes. Date: sin fecha / undated. Medium: grabado en linóleo sobre papel / linocut on paper.

Tierra y libertad / Land and Freedom

sin fecha / undated

Francisco Dosamantes

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From: Time and Place. Artist: Juan Genoves. Date: 1971. Medium: etching.

From: Time and Place

1971

Juan Genoves

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How Many Works By Women Artists Were In The Andy Warhol And Tremaine Auctions At Sotheby’s?. Artist: Guerrilla Girls. Medium: poster.

How Many Works By Women Artists Were In The Andy Warhol And Tremaine Auctions At Sotheby’s?

Guerrilla Girls

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When Racism & Sexism Are No Longer Fashionable, What Will Your Art Collection Be Worth?. Artist: Guerrilla Girls. Date: 1989. Medium: poster.

When Racism & Sexism Are No Longer Fashionable, What Will Your Art Collection Be Worth?

1989

Guerrilla Girls

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Curb Your Animal Instinct. Artist: Ilona Granet. Date: 1986. Medium: screenprint on aluminum.

Curb Your Animal Instinct

1986

Ilona Granet

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Share Croppers. Artist: Robert Gwathmey. Date: 1944. Medium: screenprint.

Share Croppers

1944

Robert Gwathmey

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Magnolia Thorp & Nora Chisholm. Artist: Terry Husebye. Date: 1973. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Magnolia Thorp & Nora Chisholm

1973

Terry Husebye

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Julio Enos and Wife. Artist: Terry Husebye. Date: 1973. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Julio Enos and Wife

1973

Terry Husebye

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Stella Jones. Artist: Terry Husebye. Date: 1973. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Stella Jones

1973

Terry Husebye

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White Light Mystery in a White Light. Artist: Brad Kahlhamer. Date: 2000. Medium: watercolor and ink.

White Light Mystery in a White Light

2000

Brad Kahlhamer

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S. W. Wiskonsin. Artist: Brad Kahlhamer. Date: 2000. Medium: watercolor and ink.

S. W. Wiskonsin

2000

Brad Kahlhamer

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Black Hawk Unit Topography + Terrain. Artist: Brad Kahlhamer. Date: 2000. Medium: watercolor and ink.

Black Hawk Unit Topography + Terrain

2000

Brad Kahlhamer

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Points of Interest. Artist: Brad Kahlhamer. Date: 2000. Medium: watercolor and ink.

Points of Interest

2000

Brad Kahlhamer

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Brot! [Bread!]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1924. Medium: lithograph.

Brot! [Bread!]

1924

Käthe Kollwitz

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Ende [The End]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1897. Medium: aquatint and etching and emery.

Ende [The End]

1897

Käthe Kollwitz

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Die Gefangenen [The Prisoners]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1908. Medium: soft-ground etching.

Die Gefangenen [The Prisoners]

1908

Käthe Kollwitz

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Die Pflüger [The Ploughmen]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1906. Medium: etching and aquatint.

Die Pflüger [The Ploughmen]

1906

Käthe Kollwitz

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Losbruch [Outbreak]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1902. Medium: etching.

Losbruch [Outbreak]

1902

Käthe Kollwitz

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Schlachtfeld [Battlefield]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1907. Medium: soft-ground etching.

Schlachtfeld [Battlefield]

1907

Käthe Kollwitz

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Sturm [Riot]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1897. Medium: etching and emery.

Sturm [Riot]

1897

Käthe Kollwitz

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Überfahren [Run Over]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1910. Medium: soft-ground etching.

Überfahren [Run Over]

1910

Käthe Kollwitz

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Weberzug [March of the Weavers]. Artist: Käthe Kollwitz. Date: 1897. Medium: etching.

Weberzug [March of the Weavers]

1897

Käthe Kollwitz

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Inferno: The Pit-Canto XXII. Artist: Ronald Kowalke. Date: 1970. Medium: etching.

Inferno: The Pit-Canto XXII

1970

Ronald Kowalke

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Inferno: The Heretics-Canto XXVIII. Artist: Ronald Kowalke. Date: 1970. Medium: etching.

Inferno: The Heretics-Canto XXVIII

1970

Ronald Kowalke

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Inferno: Poor Brethern-Canto XXXII. Artist: Ronald Kowalke. Date: 1970. Medium: etching.

Inferno: Poor Brethern-Canto XXXII

1970

Ronald Kowalke

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Young Businessman’s Mask. Artist: Jim Lee. Date: c. 1980. Medium: etching and aquatint.

Young Businessman’s Mask

c. 1980

Jim Lee

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Untitled Head (#12). Artist: Jin Lee. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Untitled Head (#12)

Jin Lee

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Street Scene. Artist: Jack Levine. Date: 1936. Medium: oil and chalk on paper.

Street Scene

1936

Jack Levine

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Foot and Hand. Artist: Roy Lichtenstein. Date: 1964. Medium: offset lithograph.

Foot and Hand

1964

Roy Lichtenstein

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Deportación a la muerte / Deportation to Death. Artist: Leopoldo Méndez. Date: 1942. Medium: grabado en linóleo sobre papel / linocut on paper.

Deportación a la muerte / Deportation to Death

1942

Leopoldo Méndez

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El rebozo de Soledad / Soledad’s Shawl. Artist: Leopoldo Méndez. Date: 1952. Medium: grabado en madera a fibra sobre papel / woodcut on paper.

El rebozo de Soledad / Soledad’s Shawl

1952

Leopoldo Méndez

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Out-Loud Silent. Artist: Lev T. Mills. Date: 1969. Medium: etching with aquatint.

Out-Loud Silent

1969

Lev T. Mills

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David. Artist: Richard Misrach. Date: 1972. Medium: gelatin silver print.

David

1972

Richard Misrach

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Ideology Primer II. Artist: Nancy Mladenoff. Date: 1989. Medium: acrylic on printed fabric.

Ideology Primer II

1989

Nancy Mladenoff

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Field Piece. Artist: Robert A. Nelson. Date: 1979. Medium: lithograph.

Field Piece

1979

Robert A. Nelson

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St. Petersburg, Florida. Artist: Nicholas Nixon. Date: 1980. Medium: gelatin silver print.

St. Petersburg, Florida

1980

Nicholas Nixon

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Ray Gun. Artist: Claes Oldenburg. Date: 1972. Medium: screenprint.

Ray Gun

1972

Claes Oldenburg

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El franciscano / The Franciscan. Artist: José Clemente  Orozco. Date: 1929. Medium: litografía sobre papel / lithograph on paper.

El franciscano / The Franciscan

1929

José Clemente Orozco

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La retaguardia / Rear Guard. Artist: José Clemente  Orozco. Date: 1929. Medium: litografía sobre papel / lithograph on paper.

La retaguardia / Rear Guard

1929

José Clemente Orozco

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Kontata. Artist: Ed Paschke. Date: 1984. Medium: lithograph on paper.

Kontata

1984

Ed Paschke

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Libertad. Artist: Ed Paschke. Date: 2001. Medium: etching with drypoint, aquatint, and stencil on paper.

Libertad

2001

Ed Paschke

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Los siete vicios capitales / The Seven Deadly Sins. Artist: José Guadalupe Posada. Date: c. 1900 (20th-century restrike). Medium: grabado en relieve de metal sobre papel / metal-plate relief print on paper.

Los siete vicios capitales / The Seven Deadly Sins

c. 1900 (20th-century restrike)

José Guadalupe Posada

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Surface Series 42. Artist: Robert Rauschenberg. Date: 1970. Medium: screenprint on paper.

Surface Series 42

1970

Robert Rauschenberg

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Belfast. Artist: Michael Rothenstein. Date: 1973. Medium: woodcut and screenprint on paper.

Belfast

1973

Michael Rothenstein

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Politics. Artist: Peter Saul. Date: 1985. Medium: lithograph.

Politics

1985

Peter Saul

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Frogs and Toad. Artist: Jack Beal. Date: 1971. Medium: lithograph.

Frogs and Toad

1971

Jack Beal

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Mother and Child. Artist: Romare Bearden. Date: 1971. Medium: color lithograph from one stone and six zinc plates on paper.

Mother and Child

1971

Romare Bearden

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Blue Sun. Artist: Alexander Calder. Date: 1971. Medium: lithograph.

Blue Sun

1971

Alexander Calder

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They Will Torture You, My Friend. Artist: Nancy Spero / Leon Golub. Date: 1971. Medium: screenprint and offset lithograph.

They Will Torture You, My Friend

1971

Nancy Spero / Leon Golub

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Vertical Lines Not Touching. Artist: Sol LeWitt. Date: 1971. Medium: lithograph.

Vertical Lines Not Touching

1971

Sol LeWitt

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Observatory. Artist: Robert Morris. Date: 1971. Medium: lithograph, zinc plate.

Observatory

1971

Robert Morris

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Striding Figure. Artist: Claes Oldenburg. Date: 1971. Medium: screenprint.

Striding Figure

1971

Claes Oldenburg

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Print for Chicago 8. Artist: Bridget Riley. Date: 1971. Medium: screenprint.

Print for Chicago 8

1971

Bridget Riley

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Shicago Justus. Artist: Peter Saul. Date: 1971. Medium: lithograph.

Shicago Justus

1971

Peter Saul

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