Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.
Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.
Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.
Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.
Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.
Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.
Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.
(Social Justice)

Libertad de Expresion. Mexican Student Posters.

(Indianapolis: Studies in the Third World Inc., c. 1968). Portfolio of fifteen sheets, each of which reproduces a protest poster from the 1968 student uprisings in Mexico. Some of the posters are in color, some are not; all wield remarkable graphic power to defy the authoritarianism of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, demand greater liberties for working classes, and call out the unconscionable amount of public funding devoted to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Prior to 1968, student movements had mostly confined themselves to issues directly impacting university life, but the impending Olympic Games incentivized activists to broaden their vision. Tensions and violence culminated in the Tlatelolco massacre, in which the Mexican Armed Forces opened fire on unarmed civilians, killing hundreds, and captured and torturing others. The massacre occured ten days before the start of the Games, a historical tie memorialized on the present porfolio, the cover of which bears the Olympic logo for that year. The reproductions ground the ephemerality and passion of the movement, inviting the artistic contributions into the conversation of its legacy on the politics of Mexico.

This collection was later reprinted by a United States firm, but this is the first edition, entirely in Spanish except for titling on the front cover. Some rubbing and bumps to covers of portfolio, but sheets remain crisp and bright. Near fine. Item #31152

Price: $1,250.00