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“Chican@s (re)Imagining Zapata” is an exhibition inspired by my senior art history thesis titled, “The Art of the United Farm Workers and the Visual Language of Revolution in the U.S. and Mexico.” The thesis was completed in the winter 2013…

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This poster represents the female response to the influence from Mexican Revolution iconography. A constant concern for me while researching the highly masculine images of both Zapata and Villa was how women responded to such images. Zapata and Villa…

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This poster utilizes every possible image that has been instrumental in creating a Chicano identity in the U.S. The same image of Zapata that was repeated in UFW and MEChA posters is again utilized here.

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This poster utilizes Zapata's image to denounce private property, while fighting for land and liberty for the proletariat.

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This poster centralizes the image of Zapata, surrounded by leading and representative figures of the Chicano movement. Some images that surround the central Zapata figure include images of Pancho Villa, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, La Virgen de…

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Much like the UFW, MECha, a student Chicano organization, utilized the image of Zapata to better relate to the Mexican-American community. This poster plays on the typical image of Uncle Sam with the slogan, "I want you! For the U.S. Army." However,…

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It is unknown who made this poster and for what purpose. However, the same image of Zapata is utilized that was used in the UFW poster. The generic poster becomes a symbol for the man himself, without necessarily representing a specific cause.

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This poster juxtaposes three heroic figures that embody the UFW cause: Cesar E. Chavez, co-founder of the UFW; Emiliano Zapata, agrarian leader of the Mexican Revolution; and, Martin Luther King Jr., nonviolent leader of the Civil Rights Movement.…

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This poster is made by artist Andy Zermeño during the boycott against Gallo Wines. Zermeño was a frequent artist for the UFW newspaper, El Malcriado. In his art, he often utilized satiric characters, such as "Don Sotaco," the farmorker, and…

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This poster utilizes a printed artwork of Mexican artist, Leopoldo Mendez, done under the printing collective El Taller de Gráfica Popular in Mexico. The original image by Mendez is placed on a poster with the slogan "Solidarity Farmworkers" and the…
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