TALLER TUPAC AMARU – TEN YEARS OF COLLABORATIVE ACTIVISM
The Taller began with the aim of building a studio that focused on creating political posters that served as tools for community organizations as well as fine art prints with emerging and established artists. Throughout the past ten years, the Taller has collaborated with community organizations in the Bay Area and beyond, designing and screen printing posters for their campaigns focusing on social justice issues such as globalization, immigration, LGBT justice, food justice and sustainability. The Taller has strived to keep cultural and political fine art screen prints alive, collaborating with over 30 emerging and established artists.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: May 7 – June 20, 2013
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Carnaval San Francisco Poster Workshop with Nancy Hom
Wednesday, May 15 @ 7 p.m.
Galería de la Raza | 2857 24th Street • San Francisco, CA 94110
About the Postcard Image: When imagining Empujando Tinta, I wanted to invite an exceptional artist to create an image to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Taller Tupac Amaru. The incomparable Malaquias Montoya came to mind right away. I look up to Malaquias, one of the founders of the Chican@ Art Movement, as someone who after 40 years continues to perfect his artistic craft, connects to community as an ally, a teacher and a mentor. Malaquias was the first established artist the Taller Tupac Amaru worked with as a participating artist in the portfolio I printed, in 2004, for the Center for the Study of Political Graphics annual fundraising dinner. It was very meaningful the first time we worked with Malaquias and to once again collaborate for this anniversary as we forge ahead in our commitment to continue the tradition of political printmaking. -J. Barraza