In March 2002, the artists group Taller Popular de Serigrafía (The People’s Screen‐Printing Workshop) was founded by Diego Posadas, Mariela Scafati, and Magdalena Jitrik in Buenos Aires. Starting point of the collective’s activities, which continued until 2007, was a workshop on silkscreen printing, or serigraphy, during the cultural program of the public assembly of San Telmo on the official day commemorating the coup d’état of 1976. Following the national unrest in December 2001, the artists wanted to contribute to the struggle for social justice. The technique of screen printing was suitable because it allowed a quick response to events by creating materials for demonstrations cheaply and fast.
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The politically radical left-wing activist group DSPA (Resistance Movement named after Petr Alexeev) – one of the first revolutionaries of the workers’ movement in Russia – was initiated by journalist and political activist Dmitrij Žvanija in Saint Petersburg in 2004. Until it disbanded voluntarily on October 21, 2012, it was also active in other Russian cities. In their first appearance on the scene, the DSPA protested against the organized participation of Vladimir Putin’s party United Russia in the demonstration marking the international workers’ day on May 1, 2004 with a banner that stated “There is only one solution – resistance” and with leaflets and Bengal lights.
Disappointed by the lack of resonance to demonstrations of the open alliance Art Workers Coalition (AWC), Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche founded their own initiative within the New York art scene in 1969: the Guerrilla Art Action Group (GAAG). The artists’ critique focused on the U.S. military intervention in Vietnam, domestic policies that suppressed minorities, and the art establishment, which was controlled by political and economic interests. GAAG’s goal was to force institutions, politicians, and celebrities to take a moral stand on U.S. politics, through provocative actions, interventions, letters, posters, and theater projects.
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