Since 1998, Josh MacPhee has commissioned and produced over one hundred posters by over eighty artists that pay tribute to revolution, racial justice, women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and creative activism and organizing. Celebrate People’s History! presents these essential moments—acts of resistance and great events in an often hidden history of human and civil rights struggles—as a visual tour through decades and across continents, from the perspective of some of the most interesting and socially engaged artists working today.
Josh MacPhee, artist and activist, is the founder of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, an organization that promotes radical art forms. He is the author of Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil (2004) and co-edited Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority (2007) and Reproduce and Revolt (2008). MacPhee is also the curator of the printmaking exhibition Paper Politics, which has been on tour in the United States since 2004.
Featured Artists in the book who will be at the event, the list is growing!:
Damon Locks is a visual artist and a musician here in Chicago. He performs in both The Eternals and The Exploding Star Orchestra. Always up for a good conversation, he was happy to participate in the Celebrate Peoples History book event at Quimby’s.
For more info: justseeds.org