Tierra Herida: Printmaking from the Americas is a panorama of contemporary printmaking in the Americas—46 artists from 20 countries explore the theme of mining from colonial times to the present, with the objective of making visible the problems of mining in the Americas, generating a debate that provokes consciences and actions.
The history of this region is closely linked to mining. From colonial times to our present, labor exploitation, the repression of social movements and environmental damage have gone hand in hand with this industry. Recently, large-scale extraction projects have increased with adverse consequences for the environment and the communities where they are carried out. The opposition to mining has grown in an organized way but also the violence with which it tries to silence those voices.
As a result, Latin America has become one of the most dangerous places in the world for defenders of human rights and the environment.
The exhibit was curated by Alec Dempster and runs through March 9, 2019.
Opening reception will take place on January, Friday 18th 5pm-9pm. at the Walkers Point Center for the Arts 839 S 5th St. Milwaukee, WI 53204. USA