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Designing Justice: MKE

“You have to be involved. With all your intellect and all of your emotions.” – Luba Lukova

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is delighted to present Luba Lukova: Designing Justice from September 16, 2020 to January 31, 2021. This exhibit uses Lukova’s bold poster art to explore many of the large issues affecting Milwaukee and beyond. Luba Lukova was born in Communist-occupied Bulgaria. She couldnt work where she wanted or was limited in the scope of what she could do.  Many of the pieces on display at JMM were part of LukovaSocial Justice Portfolio, which were inspired by the desire for change in our society, by the enormous activity of the people and their will to make a difference.”   

Lukova’s deceptively simple shapes and visual puns create a shared language around peace, disparity, love, healthcare, the environment, and immigration. People in Milwaukee learned about Lukova and explored her art to create pieces inspired by the move for justice and equity in our community.

JMM worked with artist Jeff Zimpel to create a curriculum that paired synchronous and asynchronous learning to engage students in design thinking. Jeff created three workshops in which students explored:

• Visual Literacy–Exploring and Deconstructing Luba Lukova’s Artwork
• Art and Action–Applying principles of design to creating a vision in response to a social justice issue
• Drawing with Scissors–Creating artwork using scissors and paper that pays tribute to Lukova’s style, while giving participants the chance to find their own voice.

While working through this process, participants explored concepts like contrast, scale, symmetry, and negative space and then utilized these lessons in creating bold artwork. They also researched an issue that was important to them, creating visual metaphors to describe why they care about this topic. Click here for more information about this curriculum.

This project is funded by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Escuela Verde

Odalis
Odalis
I decided to base my project on health care insurance. Many Hispanics have had problems with health care insurance. The hand represents Hispanics drowning, seeking for help, I decided to put the health care logo upside down representing Hispanics wanting it to turn a positive direction, the ring/loop I put in between the hand and the logo represents “forever” meaning that it’s always been a problem going on for a long time.
Tatiana 2
Tatiana 2
The first one I came up with an idea on how it’s very common for people so see females as a target, even females themselves. The second is supposed to be a child. I covered the mouth, since kids are usually too scared to speak up about things that happen to them.
Tatiana 1
Tatiana 1
The first one I came up with an idea on how it’s very common for people so see females as a target, even females themselves. The second is supposed to be a child. I covered the mouth, since kids are usually too scared to speak up about things that happen to them.
Litzy
Litzy
Gil
Gil
Inside my artwork there are different types of mountains, they all have different shapes and are a different color. These mountains can be found in different places. The mountains represent us people, we all have different skin color and we all go through many things that shape us. There have been a lot of protests, riots, and injustices all over the place. The mountains are together and if they stay together to fight all the injustices peacefully the sun will beam brightly towards the mountains, the grass will grow brighter and longer, and the sky with a few big white clouds and a blue sky. I chose bright colors to resemble all the good that can come if we all stay together and fight all bad for justice.
Ashlee
Ashlee
In my poster, the corner is says in some Communities or state they do not allow their Flags and in some communities they do allow their Flags and the reason why I picked this one it’s because i am bisexual and my sister is gay and my aunt is gay too so this means a lot to me and I want to spread it around the world.
Jasper
Jasper
Here is my poster. It is called The Whole Person. The song to go with it is Feeling Good by Sweet Honey In The Rock.


Milwaukee Jewish Day School

Dylan: COVID Blaming
Dylan: COVID Blaming
Olivia: There are Always Clouds
Olivia: There are Always Clouds
Yoseph: Drug Abuse
Yoseph: Drug Abuse
Breeanna: Imbalance
Breeanna: Imbalance
Eytan: Greed & Global Warming
Eytan: Greed & Global Warming
Ari: Black Lives Matter
Ari: Black Lives Matter
Sadie: Injustice
Sadie: Injustice
Sean: Global Warming
Sean: Global Warming
Asher: Supporting Vaccination
Asher: Supporting Vaccination
Stella: Climate Change
Stella: Climate Change
Oren: Black Lives Matter
Oren: Black Lives Matter
Coby: Global Warming
Coby: Global Warming
Devin: Free College Education
Devin: Free College Education
Mallory: Social Anxiety
Mallory: Social Anxiety
Shira:The Shrinking Middle Class
Shira:The Shrinking Middle Class

Cardinal Stritch

Cardinal Stritch Digital Art Students created Lukova-inspired pieces using a free digital design software.

Jack
Jack
Sean 1
Sean 1
Sean 2
Sean 2
Shelby
Shelby
Lonnie
Lonnie
Jose
Jose
Tee
Tee