QUESTIONS AND SWORDS: Paintings by Domitila Domínguez & Antonio Ramírez
from Guadalajara, Mexico
In celebration of Subcomandante Marcos' new book, Questions & Swords, illustrated by Domi Books available to be signed by the artists at the opening.
About "El Colectivo Callejero": In 1985 in Mexico City, a group of friends conceived the idea of creating a collective portfolio of serigraphs with the city being the unifying theme. They discussed the necessity that the images that they created would reach out to everyday men and women, people on the street. They agreed that the political propaganda of the left suffered from the absence of a hugely important ingredient---the artistic element---and that this ingredient it was simply a heap of paper without meaning.
When the EZLN marched out of the Lancondon jungle on 1 January 1994, the Colectivo Callejero immediately identified themselves with the Indian rebels struggle. A series of books that illustrated he words of el subcomandante Marcos, in particular the stories of el viejo Antonio. To date the books published by the Colectivo Callejero are: " The Story of Colors" illustrated by Domi Domínguez; "The Story of questions" illustrated by Antonio Ramirez; "The Story of the Sword, the Tree, the Stone, and the Water", also illustrated by Domi.