Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities

Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities
Library Shelf Location 06.ACTI
Publication Date 12 Apr 2022

A collective history of the 1980s anti-imperialist campaign.

In the early 1980s, a group of artists, writers and activists came together in New York City to form Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America, a creative campaign that mobilized nationwide in an effort to bring attention to the US government’s violent involvement in Latin American nations such as Nicaragua and El Salvador. Together the group staged over 200 exhibitions, concerts and other public events in a single year, raising awareness and funds for those disenfranchised by such political crises.

Art for the Future illuminates the history of Artists Call with archival pieces and newly commissioned work in the spirit of the group’s message. In Spanish and English, a wide selection of artists and organizers examine the group’s history as well as the issues that were as urgent to Artists Call in 1984 as they are now: decolonization, Indigeneity, collectivity, human rights and self-determination.

ISBN 9781941753392
Quantity 1
Pages 327
Editors Erina Duganne, Abigail Satinsky
Format Paperback
Publishers Inventory Press, Tufts University Art Galleries
Category Art by Subject
Keywords Activism, Solidarity, US government, Nicaragua, El Salvador, decolonization, Human Rights
Related Countries/Global Region Latin America, Central America
Languages English, Spanish

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