John Hitchcock, Assistant Professor of Art
University of Wisconsin-Madison
6241 Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Keith Christensen, Associate Professor
Art Department, St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Exchange Portfolio: "Cultural Transport / Moving Targets Project"
A print exhibition of invited international artists presented in Berlin, on a train between Berlin and Poznan and in Poznan.


Keith Christensen
2437 Grand Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405 USA

The project involves presenting the print medium in a specific and meaningful way. This  proposal is for a print exhibition about social concerns moving via public transportation  across borders. The ideas will be realized at the Impact 4 Conference through an exhibition and web site. This concept ties to the rich tradition that printmaking serves as a vehicle for expression of discontent and critique. The works of Goya’s Disasters of War series to  the works of José Posada and recently to Leon Golub spoke to their times through these  means. The distinctiveness of the project is that the context becomes the literal vehicle.  The train will cross the German-Polish border and show the images as commentary and visions. Moving Targets is the project title and term (to be translated to German and Polish) to signify the difficulty in stopping something (shooting down–in military terms).  They are presented under the title “Moving Targets” to demonstrate the potential of artistic prints as agents promoting reflection and change.

There is a call for submissions of multiples for this event and project. Artists are asked to submit print work about transformative strategies and critiques of the current social conditions. The theme is kept relatively open but artists are encouraged to consider first of all what they believe are ideas about social transformation and then what is important for this audience to see. Paulo Friere wrote that people have to first identify their oppressors and then act accordingly in order to achieve liberation. We extend this by calling for international artists to react to the obstacles of our shared international societies and make prints accordingly. We encourage artists to express alternative and transgressive views within the possibilities of this framework. The project invites artists to submit visual work that speaks in some way to claiming a humane future. We recognize that this may mean identifying the obstacles and oppression or it may mean envisioning a more sustainable culture. 

On Wednesday Sept. 7 (during the train ride to Poznan) and Saturday Sept. 10 (during the train ride to Berlin), we will distribute a series of portfolios specifically collated for viewing during the train ride. Some of the prints may be hung on the train car walls. Viewers can pass the exchange portfolio from person to person. This will act as a connection between, land, culture, and lead to a border-crossing hand held exhibition.


Size: 8 x 10

Titled, signed and dated

3 prints (multiples) The prints will be collated into several groups and placed into archival plastic sleeve portfolios for viewing on the train or hung on the walls of the train car. All prints will be archival, using non-staining, non-rubbing inks and materials. No individual print will be thicker than 1/16".

• One will be exhibited on the train and exhibited at a local site in Poland and then  donated to the Impact 4 Conference.

• One will be exhibited on the train and exhibited at a local site in Germany and then donated to the Impact 4 Conference.

• One will serve as documentation of project.

Submit with a one (or two) sentence description or explanation of the piece. 

Give full name and contact information.

We encourage artists to make a fourth copy for their portfolio.

Due: June 1, 2005





Jan Vicar,


Eskilsson Tina/

GERMANY Schoenke Michael/

Martin Noll,

Eva Pietzcker


Krzysztof Molenda,

Mirek Pawlowski,

Monika Meler,

Arthur Skowronski


Rahman Mohamed,


Wim Habraken


Noelle Jakeman

Vanessa Wairata Edwards

Mike Samuels


Raymond Henshaw,

David DuBose,

Jill McKeown,

Eddie Rafferty,

Lucy Turner,


Beverly Samler and Lisa Van Wyk,

Roderick Sauls,

Mickey Mtiya and Jeff Rankin,

Dominic Thorburn,


David Ferry

Sarah Bodman,

Stephen Mumberson

Carl Rowe

Sue Gollifer


Enrique H. Martínez Leal


Justin Diggle,

Tom Christison,

Hui-Chu Ying,

Mark Franchino,

Ruthann Godollei,

Melanie Yazzie,

Cerese Vaden,

Katarzyna Cepek,

Emily Wilson,

Glory Tacheenie Campoy,

Beauvais Lyons,

Dennis Olsen,

Kathryn J. Reeves,

Charles Beneke,

Jenny Schmid,

Endi Poskovic,

Dusty Herbig,

Lenore Thomas,

Sabrina Ogle,

Michael Connors,

Jack Damer,

Frances Myers,

Beth Grabowski,

April Katz,

Stefanie Dykes,

amanda yopp,

Suleiman Aboutaam,

Cynthia Kukla,

Mike Alewitz,

Virginia Bradley, vbradley@UDel.Edu

Burstyn Dina,

Dan Dennehey,

Bill Gorcica,

Peter Gourfain,

Gary Green,

Dave Hornor,

Shana Kaplow, srkaplow@STCLOUDSTATE.EDU

Emmy Lingsheit,

Barbara Madsen,

Andrew Neher,

James Ockley,

Jeanne Platt, basementbanter@HOTMAIL.COM

Valerie Snobeck,

Mike Stangler,

Joseph Truax

URRW Union of Radical Workers and Writers-Nowak, Mark, Evans, Jason, Sun Young Shin, INFO@URWW.ORG

Josh Wittenberg,


Heather Muise,

Matthew Egan,

JOHN HITCHCOCK was born in Lawton, Oklahoma and grew up in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. He is an Artist and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his MFA at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas and received his BFA from Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. He is the recipient of many honors and awards including: the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar Fellowship at New York University, Tisch School of Arts and a Jerome Foundation grant, Minneapolis, Minnesota. His current works are a blend of printmaking, digital imaging, video, and installation that depict personal, social, and political views. Exhibitions of his art works include group shows at the Nathan Homestead Community Arts Centre (Manurewa, New Zealand), Toimairangi School of Maori Visual Culture Te Wananga o Aotearoa, (Hastings Hawkes Bay, New Zealand), International Darmstadt Waldkunstpfad /Forest-Art-Path(Darmstadt, Germany), TransitARTen - Vogelfrei 5, Kunstentdeckungen in Privatgärten (Darmstadt, Germany), South African Museum (Cape Town, South Africa), Museu de Arte de Brasilia (Brasilia, Brazil), Seacourt Collaborative Press (Bangor, Ireland), IV International Biennial of Photography (Reus Catalonia, Spain), Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago de Chile), Institute of American Indian Art Museum (Santa Fe, New Mexico), New York University Tisch School of Arts (New York), Exit Art (New York), The Print Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Anton Gallery (Washington, DC). Recent Solo shows include: AICH Gallery (New York City), North Dakota Museum of Art (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan), Macalester College (St Paul, Minnesota), The University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona),University of North Texas (Denton, Texas), Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), Wisconsin Academy Gallery (Madison, Wisconsin), University of Oklahoma (Norman, Oklahoma), University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa), Intermedia Arts (Minneapolis, Minnesota), and Living Arts of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma).

KEITH CHRISTENSEN serves on the faculty of the Art Department of St. Cloud State University where he teaches design, public art and digital applications. His creative work has taken the form of public art commissions, painting and prints. He utilizes photography, game design and maps in his process and he is interested in issue-oriented subjects.  His background involved participation in artist collectives in NYC; PADD, Artmakers and Repo History. He designed The Agitprop Murals of Mike Alewitz written by Paul Buhle and published by Monthly Review Press in NYC. He received his MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and he previously served on the faculty of the MCAD Institute for Public Art and Design. Recent works include the Freedom Game, commissioned for the Neuberger Museum¹s Public Art Biennial at SUNY Purchase, NY. Another commission was for Local Connections, a public art installation for the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit Program at the Government Plaza station in Minneapolis. His web site ( documents his various projects: