July 2010- Silkscreen Resistance and Dissent: Teens Revolt


Spiral Q Presents:
Teens Revolt: What’s On Our Minds and Culture and Resistance:
South Africa, Then and Now
Opening Reception
NEXUS/foundation for today’s art
Thursday July 8, 2010
6 PM
1400 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Join Spiral Q for the opening of two exhibits that explore the role of printmaking in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and in current struggles for justice in Philadelphia.

Teens Revolt: What’s On Our Minds is an exhibition of original silkscreen posters created by Parkway Northwest High School students through Spiral Q’s Education Initiatives. Inspired by the use of posters in the South African anti-apartheid movement, students designed and printed posters that make bold statments about “what’s on their minds.”

This March, Spiral Q traveled to South Africa to meet with artists who were at the center of the anti-apartheid poster movement. Culture and Resistance: South Africa, Then and Now displays images, interviews, and anecdotes from Spiral Q’s trip, and tells the story of the courageous artists who dedicated their lives and work to the struggle for freedom. The exhibit highlights the role of the Medu Art Ensemble and Community Arts Project, two South African collectives of artists and cultural workers.

This program is part of Art in Resistance, Spiral Q’s study and celebration of art’s historic and ongoing role as a liberating force in justice movements throughout the world.

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