A Together in Art Pocket Exhibition curated by Tai Spruyt
Also known as Sister Mary Corita, Corita Kent (1918–1986) was a nun, educator, artist and social activist. A member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (a progressive Catholic order based in Los Angeles), Kent used screenprinting as a vehicle through which to deliver messages of protest and peace.
In the 1960s Kent’s work became increasingly political. Her vibrant, text-based prints voiced support for the civil rights movement and protested America’s involvement in the conflict in Vietnam. One wonders which contemporary causes Kent would lend her voice to now, and what she might have to say about the current state of our world.
Tai Spruyt is assistant curator, international art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales