Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca Pictorial Collection
Scope and Content
A 2018 addition includes 19 prints on colored tissue paper banners strung together, reminiscent of papel picado or prayer flags. Many of the flags bear portraits of some of the 43 students missing since the 2014 mass kidnapping in Iguala, Guerrero. Others depict images of Emiliano Zapata and revolutionary symbols. This addition includes unprocessed items labeled "community tags."
Language of Materials
For access to the 5 mural stencils, contact the Pictorial Archivist.
The artists employ printmaking skills learned from Japanese and Mexican master printers. All works are signed collectively rather than by individual artists. Initially, their emphasis was on subjects specific to conditions in Oaxaca. The collective has also devoted a large segment of work to the pervasive violence against women in Ciudad Juárez, as well as to broader Mexican political concerns. ASARO established a popular arts market for local artisans and has established an international reputation.
695+ items (1 box, 3 folders, 1 unprocessed box) : Approximately 220 prints, 20 posters, 5 oversize mural stencils in 6 sections, 450 digital captures; uncounted ephemera
19 Stringed flags were processed from LAII cataloging backlog in September 2018.
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- Oaxaca (Mexico : State) – In art
- Political corruption -- Mexico – Oaxaca (State) -- Pictorial works
- Political prisoners – Mexico – Oaxaca (State) -- Pictorial works
- Political violence – Mexico – Oaxaca (State) -- Pictorial works
- Stencil work
- Street art – Mexico – Oaxaca (State)
- Women – Crimes against – Mexican American Border Region – Pictorial works
- Finding Aid of the Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca Pictorial Collection, 2006-Present
- Edited Full Draft
- Wendy Pedersen
- © 2010, 2018
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