black paper folder; silver text on front: "MONIUM / PANDEMIC [MIC crossed out] / by JENNY / SCHMID"

Portfolio cover for "Pandemic Pandemonium", 2020


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Jenny Schmid’s “Pandemic Pandemonium,” a suite of six linocuts, is a parody of the anti-science rhetoric and deeply flawed response of the U.S. government to the coronavirus pandemic of 2019-21. Starring former President Donald Trump, environmental activist Greta Thunberg, the Grim Reaper, the Devil, and a cast of mask-averse Americans, the series puts into stark terms the country’s deep political and cultural divisions and the deadly consequences of ignoring basic public health guidelines. Inspired by the centuries-old graphic tradition of political and social satire, the series functions as a visual protest and personal statement of Schmid’s political views. A frontline medical worker, who dons personal protective equipment, appears in the folio’s introductory image as a symbol of the sobering challenges faced in battling a global pandemic.

Portfolio cover for "Pandemic Pandemonium"
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born 1969
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Bikini Press International, Minneapolis (publisher).
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black paper folder; silver text on front: "MONIUM / PANDEMIC [MIC crossed out] / by JENNY / SCHMID"
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