Fred Lonidier, “GAF Snapshirts” (1976), 32 photo- and text-printed T-shirts (photo by Hrag Vartanian)

Professor Emeritus Fred Lonidier mentioned in

Whitney Biennial 2014: Where Have All the Politics Gone?

by Jillian Steinhauer for HYPERALLERGIC on March 5, 2014

Probably the only other artist as explicitly political as Bey is Fred Lonidier, an artist and longtime union activist who focuses on labor issues in his work. Lonidier’s contribution, curated by Stuart Comer on the third floor, consists of a 1976 piece called “GAF Snapshirts” — T-shirts obtained by the artist from a manufacturer called GAF and then custom printed with notes and images from his research into the company — and a 2003 work titled “‘NAFTA…’ Returns to Tijuana/‘TLC…’ Regresa a Tijuana,” two photos relating to a project that Lonidier undertook exploring the conditions at a light assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Professor Emeritus Fred Lonidier

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Photo by Hrag Vartanian is courtesy of Artist Fred Lonidier, HYPERALLERGIC, and the Whitney Biennial.

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