Posts Tagged ‘radical posters’

Not sure if I will be able to attend this East Bay event, a second Bay Area event supporting Josh MacPhee and his partner Dara Greenwald’s current health crisis. Hope you all can make it. This is a perfect time to buy a copy of the book for holiday gift-giving.

ONE DAY ONLY

Poster Exhibit – Book Release Party – Artist Panel

CELEBRATE PEOPLE’S HISTORY: the Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution

Edited by Josh MacPhee

Foreword by Rebecca Solnit

Published by the Feminist Press

7pm – Friday Dec. 17

AK Press, www.akpress.org

674 A 23rd St

Oakland 94612

Since 1998, Celebrate People’s History posters have documented feminist organizers, indigenous uprisings, civil rights leaders, union struggles, LGBT activism and much more. The Feminist Press has just released over 100 posters in hardback – Celebrate People’s History: the Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution, edited by Josh MacPhee with a foreword by Rebecca Solnit. The book’s West Coast premiere includes a poster exhibit, book signing by Bay Area contributors and artist panel.

Featured Speakers:

Sabiha Basrai, graphic designer, Design Action Collective, www.designaction.org

Lincoln Cushing, poster historian, www.docspopuli.org

FREE admission. Donationsgo to author Josh MacPhee and his partner who is battling cancer. This event is wheel-chair accessible.

 

ONE DAY ONLY

Poster Exhibit – Book Release Party – Artist Panel

CELEBRATE PEOPLE’S HISTORY: the Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution

Edited by Josh MacPhee

Foreword by Rebecca Solnit

Published by the Feminist Press

7pm – Saturday Nov. 20

The Center for Political Education

522 Valencia St, SF

www.politicaleducation.org

Since 1998, Celebrate People’s History posters have documented feminist organizers, indigenous uprisings, civil rights leaders, union struggles, LGBT activism and much more. Bay Area history stands out with posters on Los Siete de la Raza, the 1969 Alcatraz occupation, the International Hotel and the 1966 transgender riot at Compton’s Cafeteria. The Feminist Press has just released over 100 posters in hardback, and the book’s West Coast premiere includes a poster exhibit, book signing and artist panel.

Featured Speakers:

Lincoln Cushing, historian, www.docspopuli.org

Favianna Rodríguez, artist, www.favianna.com

FREE admission. Donations go to MacPhee’s partner, Dara Greenwald, who is battling cancer.

Original post can be found here.

“Defiant Proclamations”

Thu., March 11, 7:00pm
CELLspace
Price: free

Not Everything Is on the Internet

By Hiya Swanhuyser

Kevin Keating was once known far and wide as the Mission Yuppie Eradication Project; he was accused of keying SUVs in the late 1990s to protest gentrification. Most people thought he was making a complicated point in a humorously dramatic manner, but, of course, opinions varied. In a 1999 San Francisco Chronicle article detailing his arrest and the police ransacking of his home, he was portrayed as a poo-smearing criminal, but even Commander Greg Suhr of the Mission Police Station freely admitted that Keating was “well-read and cerebral.” Don’t you want to see this guy’s art collection? At “Defiant Proclamations,” Keating and other interesting, energetic activists such as muralist Mona Caron and painter Hugh D’Andrade display their political posters. “Radical Posters from the 1960s to the Present” is the show’s subtitle, and other contributors include Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde, who have deep roots in the Bay Area’s graphic-arts poster tradition. And word on the cyberstreet is that Vince Dugar has a poster made by 1960s food-freedom group the Diggers.

Vince Dugar has sent me a few photos of posters and handbills that he and I will hang on the walls March 11. I went by his house last week and got to look through his assorted collections. Many great items, and many other causes and opinions missing (no People’s Park, Free Speech, or Anti-Nuke, etc. items). But he has some amazing gems, including an original SF Diggers’ “1% FREE” poster as well as a bluntly defiant handbill calling for black men to avoid the Vietnam draft. The show will be featured in the SF Weekly Events Cal in a few weeks, and things are moving along well with compiling the work from all the other artists. Enjoy the pics!

Thanks to Soft Zulah for creating a quick, fun, and compelling flyer/poster image for the upcoming poster exhibit at CELLspace.

Go HERE to read all about the show.

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HappyFeet presents
Defiant Proclamations
Radical Posters from the 1960s to the Present

For decades, Bay Area walls have been pasted with bold art and pertinent messages about the politics, practices, and abuses of contemporary mainstream culture and its co-opted voices. Also speaking outside the frameworks of organized labor and left movements, individual artists and collectives have shouted defiant proclamations with ink and paper. Today, political graphics have reached a broad audience via many media sources, hopefully creating a new wave of radical art as well as a redefinition of visual art and it’s usual commodified structures. With a strong history in the Bay Area, this one night only exhibit will feature works old and new, giving a glimpse of the broad range of opinions and styles that have papered walls across the area.

Thursday, March 11
(one night only!)
7 pm to midnight
FREE!

CELLspace Gallery
2050 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.cellspace.org

Posters, Handbills, and Artifacts From

  • the private collection of Vince Dugar
  • the Interference Archive (Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald)
  • the SF Print Collective
  • Jesus Barazza
  • Mona Caron
  • Melanie Cervantes
  • Hugh D’Andrade
  • Kevin Keating
  • Claude Moller
  • Soft Zulah