Copied Oree Originol, Justice for Our Lives, 2014-Present, 78 digital images, 8.5 x 11 in. 18 x 24 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Patricia Tobacco Forrester Endowment, 2020.51A-MM, © 2014, Oree Originol. Photo of Installation by Albert Ting.
- Justice for Our Lives
- Not on view
- 8.5 x 11 in. 18 x 24 in.
- © 2014, Oree Originol. Photo of Installation by Albert Ting.
- Credit Line
- Museum purchase through the Patricia Tobacco Forrester Endowment
- Mediums Description
- 78 digital images
- Object Number
November 20, 2020–August 8, 2021
In the 1960s, activist Chicano artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking that remains vital today. Many artists came of age during the civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist and LGBTQ+ movements and channeled the period’s social activism into assertive aesthetic statements that announced a new political and cultural consciousness among people of Mexican descent in the United States. ¡Printing the Revolution! explores the rise of Chicano graphics within these early social movements and the ways in which Chicanx artists since then have advanced innovative printmaking practices attuned to social justice.
Artists honor victims of social injustice and create a space for communal grieving
Exploring how Chicanx artists continue to use graphic arts as a response to issues of the time
Artists in ¡Printing the Revolution! explore pressing issues of the LGBTQ+ community