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Zapantera Negra: An Artistic Encounter between Black Panthers and Zapatistas

£15.50

Manufacturer: Common Notions

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What is the role of revolutionary art in times of distress? When Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party, accepted an invitation from the art collective EDELO and Rigo 23 to meet with autonomous Indigenous and Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico, the addressed just this question. Zapantera Negra is the result of their encounter. It unites the bold aesthetics, revolutionary dreams, and dignified declarations of two leading movements that redefine emancipatory politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The artists of Black Panthers and Zapatistas were born into a centuries-long struggle against racial capitalism and colonialism, state repression, and international war and plunder. Not only do these two movements offer the world an enduring image of freedom and dignified rebellion, the do so with insurgent style, putting culture and aesthetics at the forefront of political life. A powerful elixir of hope and determination, Zapantera Negra provides a galvanising presentation of interviews, militant artwork, and original documents from these two movements' struggle for dignity and liberation.

Edited by Marc James Léger and David Tomas, with Emory Douglas, EDELO (Mia Eve Rollow and Caleb Duarte Piñon), Rigo 23 and Saúl Kak. Common Notions, 2017.

Product Code: 9781942173052

 

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