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Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation

April 4 through May 27, 2004

The exhibition emphasizes art's connection with the major political and social concerns of today's world. It calls attention to the new mainstream culture of comic book and cartoon imagery and how it provides for the visual or fine arts a new vehicle for critique in the postmodern world. The exhibition presents a wide range of artists from Asia to the Americas whose work addressed issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, violence and war, loss of innocence and commercialization of identity .