Imaging Apartheid 31/08

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec, Revolution, Solidarity
    Artists Against Apartheid presents: Launch event and fundraiser

    Friday, August 31st, 2012
    doors open 20h30 | $6
    185 van Horne, #5
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

Join us for an evening to celebrate & launch the Imaging Apartheid poster project for Palestine, a global arts initiative based in Montreal featuring graphic art illuminating the Palestinian struggle for freedom.

Imaging Apartheid is an open call, launched in 2010, for visual artists to create posters for Palestine in an effort to highlight the possibility for artists & cultural workers to play a key role in voicing the Palestinian struggle for justice.

On August 31st the Imaging Apartheid committee will present the first set of posters to be added to the growing Imaging Apartheid poster collection. These beautiful, multicoloured posters were silk-screened for this event by Jesse Purcell of the JustSeeds’ artists collective.

This event will be an opportunity to pick-up your copy of the first printed posters from the Imaging Apartheid initiative and is a way to support the printing of future posters in the Imaging Apartheid series.

posters by:

Amer Shomali, a member of Zan studio, a Ramallah-based open space for young professional artists and technicians working on projects that interact with their social and political environment

Eric Drooker, an award winning painter and graphic novelist born and raise in Manhatan island, United States. His paintings had appeared on dozens of covers for the New Yorker.

Jamaa al-Yad, an artists’ collective located in Beirut, Lebanon. Their aim is research, implementation, dissemination, and re-establishment of various cultural manifestations.

Jason Kuhrt, a designer based in Montreal, Canada. Jason’s work is often concerned with problems that implicate end-users and the user’s interaction with a product or service.

also art by Nidal Khairy from electronic Intifada, the Justseeds‘ artists cooperative and Kevin Lo

music from :

Kaepora, a specialist in adapting surreal synths into social environments. Kaepora create an evocative backdrop to the evening filled with audio bokeh and electronic funk.

DJK7K8 plays tape cassettes and Kuwaiti music. Also mp3s and other music from this World.

The Imaging Apartheid initiative comes in support of the 2005 Palestinian call for a global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli apartheid policies & in support for Palestinian liberation.

Imaging Apartheid
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