People who have the luxury of not being directly affected by the world’s many injustices often feel fatigued by so much bad news.
A Construction Wall in Harlem Becomes a Guerrilla Street Art Gallery
In 2014, a group of artists named Harlem Art Collective saw aesthetic potential in an abandoned wall located in a stalled construction site on East 116th Street.
Mexican Poets Give Voice to the Country’s Disappeared Students
MEXICO CITY — On September 26, 2014, more than 100 students, often referred to as normalistas, attempted to travel to the city of Iguala.
In Mexico City, Graffiti Remembers the Disappeared
MEXICO CITY — Following the forced disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College last September, enormous and sometimes violent protests broke out in the capital and continue today. The city’s art and public spaces have been caught in the conflict.
A Memorial to Mexico’s Murdered 43
Like many, Nevada-based artist Javier Sanchez was shaken by the disappearance and state-sanctioned murder of the 43 Mexican students this fall.