John Emerson, American, born 1973 When in Riot Gear, from the Occuprint Sponsor Portfolio 2012 Screenprint on French paper 18/100 Sheet: 18 1/8 x 12 1/16 in. (46 x 30.7 cm) Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Contemporary Art Fund; 2012.38.16 © John Emerson

John Emerson, American, born 1973

When in Riot Gear, from the Occuprint Sponsor Portfolio

2012
Screenprint on French paper
18/100
Sheet: 18 1/8 x 12 1/16 in. (46 x 30.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Contemporary Art Fund; 2012.38.16
© John Emerson

When in Riot Gear, from the Occuprint Sponsor Portfolio

The Occupy movement is an international socio-political movement against social inequality and lack of "real democracy" around the world, its primary goal being to advance social and economic justice and new forms of democracy. In 2009 and 2010, students across the University of California occupied campus buildings in protest against budget cuts, tuition hikes, and staff cutbacks that had resulted from the Great Recession of 2008.

Backspace was founded by John Emerson, an activist, graphic designer, writer, and programmer based in New York City.