Imaging Apartheid: The Uprooting Of The Olive Trees
"Always remain standing no matter what happens"
This design is part of a poster series originally published in a Lebanese newsprint periodical documenting the crimes and criminals of apartheid Palestine. The theme involved daily life in Palestine, with references to those profiting from the occupation of Palestine. Lebanese proverbs are used to show solidarity and speak metaphorically of the eventual triumph of justice.
Jamaa al-Yad, an artists' collective located in Beirut, Lebanon. Their basic working premises involve the inherent unity of theory and practice; a belief that action is the equivalent of thought; and that any and all actions presage or weigh toward future manifestations and actions. We describe ourselves in our bylaws and charter in the following way: Jamaa al-Yad is a cultural association the aim of which is the research, implementation, dissemination, and re-establishment of various cultural manifestations including but not limited to craft, design, and art, by focusing on the local, vernacular, indigenous, and popular, using methodologies and means that ideologically reflect models of collaboration, co-operation, and communality, in the belief that such works and such actions are historically shown to, and continue to be likely to, bring about beneficial social change and a betterment of the commonweal. jamaalyad.org
Imaging Apartheid is a Montreal-based initiative with global reach responding to the call for support of the B.D.S. campaign. We aim to bring awareness and support to the Palestinian struggle for liberation through the production and dissemination of poster art.
We are a small collective of artists and activists who strongly believe in the intersection of art and politics as a means of advancing social change. This project’s focus is on the pressing issue of Israeli Apartheid.
Striking posters are now being selected from submissions collected from around the world, which will be either silk-screen or offset printed. Imaging Apartheid collective will produce these posters that give voice to the Palestinian struggle for freedom through a grassroots process, working with local screen printers and utilizing independent, activist distribution networks.
The call for submissions is open. There is no deadline. Every month we will produce a new print to make available for the Palestinian solidarity movement around the world. The posters will soon be available online for free download. They can be used as a tool for awareness, outreach and/or documentation. All the proceeds will go to support the Imaging Apartheid project. Our aim is to create affordable poster art that will be widely disseminated. The production run is divided into thirds:
1/3 printed on thin paper for wheat pasting in the streets and public areas
1/3 to be given to organizations working on the issue and compiled into an ever growing portfolio to tour as an exhibit and for educational purposes
1/3 to sell at events and here at Justseeds.org to finance the the production and distribution of the next poster.
To submit a poster or for more info:
1 colour silkscreen print
Unsigned - Unnumbered
Click the links below to check out the other posters in the series: