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Zapatista: Imagery of the Peasant Revolutionary

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Buchwald-Wright Gallery, Free Admission


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Zapatista: Imagery of the Peasant Revolutionary examines the use of Mexican folk-nationalist iconography in ephemera made by the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, or Zapatistas), a revolutionary leftist political group in the impoverished Mexican state of Chiapas. This Gund Associate (intern)-curated exhibition features Zapatista imagery alongside selections of prints and photographs by masters of Mexican art of the early 20th century to explore the ideologies and power structures underpinning these politicized images, and to consider why the uniquely Mexican visual language of the Zapatistas resonates so strongly with other alternative globalization and human rights movements.