"Rebelion Grafica" art show review 

In reviewing an art show, it's usually important to give some space to artists' names and backgrounds. But in the case of the prints made by the ASARO Collective (Assemble de Artistas Revolucionarias de Oaxaca), the individual artists prefer to remain anonymous. That is, they fear retribution from Mexican authorities because of their association with street protests calling for fair labor conditions. The woodblock and linoleum block prints in this show relate to political issues current in Mexico such as the abuses inflicted by large landowners and the military on the peasant population. In one print, the Virgin Mary appears over peasants harvesting a corn crop. In another, a military helicopter is depicted in the form of a skeleton. Said prints formed a perfect backdrop to last Friday's panel discussion on the topic of "Criminalized Dissent" relating to protests over I-69 construction. That same night, curator Sarah Zuckerman's installation "Western Reincarnation" opened in Oaxaca, Mexico. Through June 15; 317-259-7762, www.earthhousecollective.org.

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