We were one of nine Toronto-based artists and designers—working with themes relevant to marginalized and under-represented communities in Canada— asked to reinterpret two of the posters in the 1973 Chilean poster art exhibition Por la Vida...Siempre! (For Life...Always!). Stance: Design Against Fascism, brought current societal challenges such as polarization, radicalization, the rise of white nationalism and fascist tactics to the foreground. It creates a space for an audience to question how far we have truly advanced from the ideological dogmas of the past and how they continue to shape our current political, social and economic realities.
Our solution was to reinterpret the original posters in a clean and direct manner to encourage an urgent response from the audience.
The exhibition was a success in terms of visitors and attention received in the media. Canadian Art Magazine listed it in its must see shows at the time in Canada, and it greatly helped increase the conversations designers are having about our role in our current political times.
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