Decolonizing Cultural Production and Building Radical Solidarity

AgitArte is an organization of working class artists and cultural organizers that creates projects and practices of cultural solidarity with grassroots struggles against oppression, and proposes alternatives for transforming our world.

This October, four members of AgitArte—Jorge Díaz Ortiz, Dey Hernández, Sugeily Rodríguez Lebrón, and Agustín Muñoz Ríos—will give a series of campus and community presentations based in their more than twenty years of collective, collaborative work. Their presentations will include ‘Solidaridad y sobrevivencia para nuestra liberación/Solidarity and Survival for Our Liberation,’ a recent cantastoria created by Papel Machete, AgitArte’s theater collective, in the aftermath of Hurricane María, and ‘End the Debt! Decolonize! Liberate! Scroll Project,’ a collaboratively produced, collectively experienced art object that visually unfurls a history of colonialism and resistance in Puerto Rico.

AgitArte’s residency takes place in conjunction with the installation ‘The Museum of the Old Colony’ by artist Pablo Delano, on view in the Hampshire College Art Gallery until November 11th.

Wednesday, October 24th
Hampshire College Art Gallery

This residency and event are co-sponsored by the Five College Lecture Fund and Jackie Pritzen Fund, Five College Latin American and Latinx Studies, the UMass Department of History, The Common literary journal, Arts at Amherst and classes at Amherst College, the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College, and, at Hampshire College: the Humanities Program, the Studio Arts program, the Theater program, Ethics & the Common Good Project (ECG), Community Partnerships for Social Change, and the Office of Multicultural Education and Inclusion.

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