When We Fight, We Win! / ¡Cuando Luchamos, Ganamos!
June 29 – July 30, 2018, 3:30pm - 7:00pm, Abrazo Interno Gallery
In 2016, the book When We Fight, We Win! Twenty-First Century Social Movements and the Activists Transforming Our World was born through a collaboration between writer and activist Greg Jobin-leeds (Author) and AgitArte (Art Direction/Editor), an organization of working class artists and cultural producers who work at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and ideology, and create projects and practices of cultural solidarity with grassroots struggles. The book documents the lessons, themes, and creative strategies that have surfaced in social movements between 2000 and 2015 in the United States.
Similar to the book, the When We Fight, We Win! / ¡Cuando Luchamos, Ganamos! exhibition features over 30 artists, cultural organizers and collectives whose work bolsters people’s movements and builds solidarity across place, culture and struggle. Moving from the page to the gallery walls, the exhibition as form provides space to share and interact with movement art in tactile and visceral ways, breaking the barriers of two dimensional form to invite performance, moving image, installation, artwork used in direct action organizing, and interactive collective art-making.
There will be an opening reception on June 29, 7-10pm (performances begin at 7:30pm) which will serve as the culminating event of the year-long When We Fight, We Win! Arts & Culture Tour.
Participating Artists Include:
AgitArte, Agustín Muñoz Ríos, Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative, Antonia Darder, Bread and Puppet, Bria M. Royal, City Life/Vida Urbana, Crystal Clarity, CultureStrike, Dey Hernández, Emily Simons, Erik R. McGregor, Estefanía Rivera Cortés, Fernando Lopez, For The People Artists Collective, Gabriela Álvarez-Martinez, Jackie Fawn, Javier Maldonado O’Farill, Jayeesha Dutta, Jesús Iñiguez, Jornada: Se acabaron las Promesas, José Jorge Díaz, José ‘Primo’ Hernández, Julio Salgado, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Micah Bazant, Micky Bradford, Mónica Trinidad, Molly Crabapple, Mumia Abu Jamal, Osvaldo Budet Meléndez, Papel Machete, Rachel Schragis, Radical Arts & Healing Collective, Remy, Rude Mechanical Orchestra (RMO), Southerners On New Ground (SONG), Sugeily Rodriguez Lebron, Sylvia Hernandez, Tina Orlandini, The Indian Problem, and more!