Dignidad Rebelde an Exhibition of Prints and Posters
Feb 4, 2012 to Apr 15, 2012Artillery AG presents Dignidad Rebelde, a graphic arts collaboration between artists Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza. Emerging from the everyday struggles of Raza & Indigenous people’s stories into a radical visual language which is then returned to those who inspired it in the first place. Working primarily as poster artists, DR continues working in an important artistic tradition deeply rooted in popular social movements throughout the Americas.
Who is behind Dignidad Rebelde
Dignidad Rebelde is a graphic arts collaboration between Oakland-based artist-activists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes.
“We believe that art can be an empowering reflection of community struggles, dreams and visions. Following principles of Xicanisma and Zapatismo, we create work that translates people’s stories into art that can be put back into the hands of the communities who inspire it.
We recognize that the history of the majority of people worldwide is a history of colonialism, genocide, and exploitation. Our art is grounded in Third World and indigenous movements that build people’s power to transform the conditions of fragmentation, displacement and loss of culture that result from this history. Representing these movements through visual art means connecting struggles through our work and seeking to inspire solidarity among communities of struggle worldwide.”
Dignidad Rebelde’s graphic art is of the highest quality and versatility. Their art is for museums, collectors’ exhibitions, community and cultural centers, individual homes, political rallies and more.