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Katipo Newsletter: Celebrate People's History exhibition


Newsletter One (view the original here)

Katipo Books is proud to present Celebrate People’s History - an exhibition of over 50 international posters documenting radical moments in history. The exhibition will run from Monday 16 April until Monday 14 May in the Young Adults section of the Upper Riccarton Community and School Library.

Since 1998 the Celebrate People’s History Project has produced an amazing array of political posters by different artists from around the world, each highlighting a historical example of struggle for human rights, social justice, and freedom. From the Spanish Revolution to feminist labour organisers, indigenous movements to environmental sustainability, protests against racism to the Korean Peasant’s League — Celebrate People’s History canvases global movements in collaboration with a global network of artists.

Visually the posters are as diverse as the topics themselves. Screenprint, woodcut, linocut, illustration, line art and traditional graphic design all feature in full colour — employed to engage in much needed critical reflection about aspects of our history often overlooked by mainstream narratives. A seamless welding of art and social themes, Celebrate People’s History is sure to excite the history junkie, poster enthusiast, art student, adult learner, and activist alike.

There will also be a public talk at 1PM on Saturday 21 April by local poster maker/historian Jared Davidson on his own contribution to the exhibition with the poster, Red Feds: the first and only People’s History poster about New Zealand.

Celebrate People's History

Monday April 16 - May 14, 2012

Upper Riccarton Library (Young Adult Section)

71 Main South Road, Sockburn

New items in stock:

Dave Douglass' trilogy
The Wheels Still in Spin ($24): David Douglass was a pitman for 40 years in the coalfields of the Tyne and South Yorkshire. This book is the second in his trilogy ‘Stardust and Coaldust’ and deals with the period from the end of the 60s to the coming to power of Thatcher. In this stormy 15 year period dramatic events are taking place around the globe. In industrial Europe the working class challenged capitalism and the state, while Britain experienced industrial unrest unseen since the General Strike. [more]

Feminism 101
Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide ($13): New, richly illustrated graphic guide to Feminsim, packed with cartoons and info.

Cathia Jenainati and Judy Groves highlight the key social, political and literary ideas which have shaped our thinking about the status of women across the globe, and tell the story of remarkable individuals who actively challenged and changed traditions, social customs and laws. [more]

Colouring Books!
Girls Are Not Chicks ($13): Twenty-seven pages of feminist fun! Girls Are Not Chicks is a subversive and playful way to examine how pervasive gender stereotypes are in every aspect of our lives. This book helps to deconstruct the homogeneity of gender expression in children’s media by showing diverse pictures that reinforce positive gender roles for girls. [more]

Cook Books
Vegan With A Vengance ($20): Isa Moskowitz (host of the Post Punk Kitchen cable cookery show) provides ample (and delicious) vegan recipes with plenty of punk sass, anecdotes, wisdom and wit. Like good music, cooking is best when it’s an innovative, experimental, and completely real experience. [more]

New Zines
Terrorist at the End of this Book ($2.50): Satirical, graphic-novel style zine on the 2007 State Terror Raids in Aotearoa, based on the classic Sesame Street book, The Monster at the End of This Book. As the reader turns the page, they get closer to unveiling the terrorist at the end, which contains a twist. [more]

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