Music - Excerpts from Gil Scott-Heron's "Ain't No New Thing"
Emory Douglas & Pueblo Nuevo Present
AIN'T NO NEW THING
A Collection of works by Emory Douglas
November 26th 2011 6pm-11pm
Pueblo Nuevo Artspace & Gallery
1828 San Pablo Ave #1 Berkeley CA
2011 has ushered in a new political era unseen since the late 1960s when the world seemed at the tipping point of radical political change. These may be exciting times for those of us who have only romanticized and read about 1968 in Paris and Mexico, or the Civil Rights Movement in United States, but for a political veteran like Emory Douglas, this "Ain't No New Thing!”
Emory Douglas served as the original Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. As the art director who oversaw the design and layout of The Black Panther, the Party’s weekly newspaper, Douglas captured the aesthetic of a revolutionary era with his use of illustration, photographic collage, and typography. Douglas' striking imagery played a key role in the rise of the Black Panther Party both locally and internationally. He established a unique style that shaped the visual aesthetic of Black Power Movement and revolutionary art in the 1960s and 70s. Douglas' art depicts the systemic oppression of people from Oakland to Vietnam, presenting gripping images of Black courage, dignity, and action that defined the attitude of the times. He has inspired generations of artists and activists, and continues to create art as a means for social change. He has exhibited his work worldwide, while remaining active in the Bay Area community building upon the legacy of the Black Panther Party.
The show will feature prints and original artworks as well as a mural installations by Emory Douglas in collaboration with Pueblo Nuevo.
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Free posters will be handed out to attendees as long as supplies last.
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