Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonMexican Revolution 1917 Zapatistas Army of National Liberation Uprizing 1994, 2017
Photo: Chto Delat
Did you hear it?
The day that was day, was night.
And night shall be the day that will be day.
(Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, Mexico, December 2012)
Revolution part 1
In 1917 after seven long years of Civil War, a new civic constitution was adopted in Mexico. A revolution of the masses, led by insurgent peasants Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, ushered in, among many things, the movement of Mexican muralism. Artists such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueros, and José Clemente Orozco used murals as a form of a popular education.
Revolution part 2
On the January 1st of 1994 the Army of National Liberation named after Emiliano Zapata entered the town of San Christobal de Las Casas to continue revolutionary struggle for the rights of the indigenous peoples of Mexico to their land, for justice, education, and health. Culture, Land, and Science are the latest core demands of the Zapatistas.
#Zapatism,#DiegoRivera, #SubcomandanteMarcos #mexicanmuralizm
This project is in collaboration with Beryl Tsang.
Born during the height of the Cultural Revolution, Tsang holds graduate degrees in Modern East Asian History. Her work frequently explores the relationship between political and material culture. A knitter since childhood, she believes in using the seemingly innocuous art of knitting to subvert authority. Her website, like the rest of her life is "under construction". She may be reached via Twitter @beryltsang
Yarns used in this project from Corridale sheep handspun and dyed from Manos a rural women's cooperative in Uruguay.
The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) was founded in early 2003 by artists, critics, philosophers and writers from Russia with the goal of merging political theory, art and activism.
Their artistic activity utilizes a range of media — from education practicies to film, theater, radio programs, publishing newspapers, murals, seminars and public campaigns.
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Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Mature content, suitable for audiences 18+
This project is outdoors.