Frances Stark - Proposal for a Peace Poster - 2017
Institute of Contemporary Arts presents a new edition by Frances Stark. Stark’s practice centres on language; its’ use and meaning. Combining this with imagery, Stark navigates broad themes from writing, to procrastination; internal emotional states, failure, success, pedagogy, poetry, literature, philosophy and everything in between.
‘Proposal for a Peace Poster’ started life as a post by Stark on Instagram, which she created in response to Donald Trump’s (now successful) presidential campaign and his heavy dependence on Twitter as a means to promote his specific brand of politics.
The edition, a two-colour silkscreen print with deboss elements, takes the Twitter logo- of a stylised white dove on a sky-blue background- as its departure point. To this, Stark has added text, ‘War’ and ‘Peace’, clearly referencing Tolstoy’s great classic. Stark utilises this method of literary quotation throughout her studio practice, using well-known lines from seminal works to question internal states of being. ‘Proposal for a Peace Poster’ is at once both meditative and reactive, critiquing the socio-political climate in America under Trump and the position of language in the age of social media.
Medium: Two colour silk screen print with deboss elements
Size: 66 x 67 cm
Edition of 10 + 2 AP
Signed and numbered
Price: £4,000 (£3000 ICA Members)
This limited edition Francis Stark print is available at ICA London