Zapantera Negra, The Flower of the Word. Fresno State University M St. Gallery.
By caleb duarte, Nov 13 2016 03:07AM
THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY AND THE ZAPATISTAS
The flower of the word
November 9th at Fresno State University.
Kremen Education 140
3 - 4:30 pm
Recpetion 6 - 8pm at Mst Studios
Wednesday November 9th
Zapantera Negra - The Flower of the Word - gatherers the visual residue of fiver encounters, beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2016, between the Black Panthers Party and the Zapatistas, an indigenous autonomous community in southern Mexico. Zapantera is guided by the works and presence of Emory Douglas, artist and former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party and Caleb Duarte, artist and co founder of EDELO (Where the United Nations Used to Be). For these encounters, Mr. Douglas and Duarte, along with artist Rigo 23, Mia Eve Rollow, and Saul Kack, teamed up with Zapatista women embroidery collectives, Zapatista farmers and painters, and with local artists, activists and musicians to create new works that reflect and celebrate these two powerful artistic, social, political movements of our time.
Support from The Center for Creativity and Arts
College of Arts and Humanities
California State University and Fresno Art Department.