Protests Against Election Fraud in Mexico Become Artistic
A group of fashion designers, writers, and visual artists meet almost every week in Mexico City to create posters, costumes, and performances. Once they figure out a “visual concept,” their art creations walk alongside thousands of protesters against the winning presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
“Protests are festive and chaotic moments,” explains graphic artist Cristina Paoli who belongs to the movement Arte por la Izquierda (Art for the Left). “In my opinion, it is always useful to create a visual concept to help outsiders understand the agenda and voices of the protesters.”
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