Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Photo Essay: Revolutionary Walls

As part of a continuing interest in the development of the Bolivarian Revolution, I reproduce three recent articles on popular art from venezuelanalysis.com. This is the first, originally published here.


By Communicational Guerrilla cooperative

For two years, the cooperative Communicational Guerrilla has been painting murals on Caracas city walls using stencils and templates made from metal or other hard but economic materials. They cut the image, and sometimes text, into the material, then paint using spray cans.

Carlos Zerpa, a designer and member of the collective, told ABN that they began the collective out of the “necessity... to deepen the revolution and democratise knowledge.”

The collective also conducts workshops in the communities and schools so that others can learn the technique.

Photos from www.nosabemosdisparar.blogspot.com, visit the link to see more [in Spanish language — E.H.].

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Walter Martinez, the host of the Venezuelan TV show ‘Dossier’, a news analysis show.

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“A man without social knowledge is a slave”

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‘Watering socialism’

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‘27F, nor forget, nor pardon’. The 27th of February 1989, the day of the Caracazo when thousands of anti-neoliberal protestors were killed by the government of the time.

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‘Make socialism fly.’

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