‘Imperialism’ is the third in a series of four Anti-Imperialist Poster Exhibitions launched in the context of the week of actions being held 5-10 October 2020. It gathers work from sixty-three artists and militants from twenty-six countries who paint an international portrait of anti-imperialist struggles: the struggles against neo-fascism and military aggressions and for national sovereignty and the protection of the people and the land.
When they really, urgently, desperately need to say something, the people don’t wait for designers. They get on with it, producing posters and handbills as best they can – sometimes with spectacular results. In the process, they too become designers, organic to their movements, communities, and contexts. The posters in Anti-Imperialist Poster Exhibition II: Neoliberalism run the gamut, from those created by trained designers to those by self-taught artists, from those by activists without formal training to first-timers.
For CoronaShock: The Virus and the World, we invited artists and militants from around the world to contribute visual reflections made in quarantine to the CoronaShock Sketchbook.
We are launching the first Anti-Imperialist Poster Exhibition. This series of four online exhibitions over the next months will serve as cultural instruments to enliven and deepen the political process of the International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle, a political platform that has emerged from people’s movements, political organizations, and networks from across the globe.