Visual Resistance in SF

Come help ASAR-O & CASA celebrate…

VISUAL RESISTANCE: Art from the Popular Movement in Oaxaca

ASAR-O is a collective of artists dedicated to making accessible popular art that reflects the demands & vision of the popular struggle. Using art as a tool of resistance, the artists face serious repression. As recently as January 22, one member of the collective was arrested for drawing in public, beaten and jailed; he has since been released, but threats of repression and violence continue.

February 22, 2007
Station 40
3030 B 16th Street, San Francisco (near 16th Street BART)
FREE (donations welcome, art for sale)

* EXHIBIT & ART SALE – original prints & stencils from the ASAR-O artists’ collective in Oaxaca
* VIDEO testimonials from recently released political prisoners and victims of repression
* report-back, music, food y algo más…

CASA (Colectivos de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Acción) is an international solidarity organization supporting local autonomous struggles in Oaxaca, Chiapas and the US.

All funds raised will go to the ASAR-O artists’ collective – to support their work, maintain a new multi-use studio space and establish a new youth training program – and the Oaxaca Emergency Relief Fund – to directly supports political prisoners, victims of repression and their families.

CASA & ASAR-O will also present RESISTENCIA VISUAL at these upcoming events:

Feb 17 – Los Angeles, CA
Cultural Barricade (APPO-LA)
Park View & 6th Street
(in front of the Mexican Consulate)

Feb 23 – San Francisco, CA
s(3) Open House
Ram Plaza, SF City College
(near Balboa Park BART, K line)

& future dates in Chicago, New York and Louisville, IL…