CELEBRATING AND COLLABORATING:
THE GRAPHIC WORK OF JUSTSEEDS
LookOut! Gallery, Michigan State University
Justseeds (www.justseeds.org) is a decentralized radical artists’ cooperative consisting of 20-plus members across North America, including Chicago, East Lansing, Mexico City, Milwaukee, Montreal, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, San Francisco and many other rural and urban communities. Together they work on a myriad of projects where art is used as a tool integral to social justice movements.
Justseeds is best known for their political printmaking and street art, maintaining a blog that addresses street art and radical news, large-scale group installations, and a portfolio project in honor of the 10-year Anniversary of Critical Resistance (a grass roots organization committed to opposing the prison-industrial complex). In 2009 they won the Grand Prix at the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts held in Slovenia. They are currently completing an illustrated book on radical history in the Americas and completing a portfolio on ecological justice.
Bringing together dozens of prints, including serigraphs, relief prints, offset lithographs and stencils, “Celebrating and Collaborating” highlights the numerous ways that the printed image may be used to challenge the corporate domination of visual space.
Watch YouTube video of me discussing the show.