In March 2010, there will be a series of events in Mexico City, Mexico, Los Angeles, California, and other cities, meant to be a ritual of mourning for the femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: Art as a pathway of opposition and resistance to violence.
We invite you to be part of this initiative of art activism. Below is the link to the blog we have dedicated to this and where you will find the Call for Entries. This invitation is open to all individuals, groups, organizations, artists and activists. The events in March 2010 will include awareness raising creative workshops, intervention actions, plays and performances and the exhibition of the art work received through the call for entries and the resulting art from the workshops. http://unaoracionporjuarez.blogspot.com/
For those who do not live in Mexico City or Los Angeles metropolitan areas, we invite you to organize your own community activity during the same month of March, 2010. It could be an Art Exhibit, a book discussion, a movie screening, a poetry reading, etc. We ask you to include the original title of this event “A Prayer for Juarez,” and to send us your schedule, and later on, photos and documentation, to be included in the blog.
To include your event, or for any kind of issue related, please write to us:
In the US: email@example.com
In Mexico: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating protest art transcends culture and gender. We are united in a larger community of like-minds and humanitarian goals. We thank you in advance for your dedication and your prayers for the women of Ciudad Juarez. NI UNA MAS!
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WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING
i used to make "trinket boxes" [still do], they're little boxes i get at michael's and paint on, add little embellishments to. here is an example.
the first "official" shrine i created was this one, which was used as a flyer for a Frida Kahlo event:
it was a cardboard box that i cut up and made doors, covered in iron paint and oxidized with a chemical component. then just added more stuff to, like the trinket boxes.
until then, i didn't think it was anything special to anyone but me, but everyone seemed to like it, and the timing was right when i came across michael demeng's "secret of rusty things" book. i've read it twice and learned so much. most is instinctive, taking a lot of my self learning and experience from the others i've done, but he gives so much in the book. it's not a "step by step" book, but it is insightful into his thought process and the materials he uses.
i hope to see you take this up and can't wait to see what you produce.
Thanks Victoria. The Jacobs Center just had some photographers out to the studio yesterday and they took several pictures of the banners I am working on. I will post the pics as soon as she emails them to me.