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Graphic Liberation pt. 10: Tings Chak


Cleveland Institute of Art
via Zoom


A critical conversation between Tings Chak and Josh MacPhee, engaging questions around collective imagination, the role of culture in social movements, and contemporary internationalism. Link HERE.

Tings Chak 翟庭君 is an artist and writer based in Shanghai. She is Art Director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and member of the art and culture working group of the International People’s Assembly. She is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel, Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (The Architecture Observer 2014; Ad Astra Comix 2017) based on her work as a migrant justice organizer in Toronto. Her current research work focuses on the culture of national liberation and socialist struggles, and the horizons that gives for the movements of today.

Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a founding member of both the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a decentralized group of political artists from the US, Canada, and Mexico, and Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural materials produced by social movements, based in Brooklyn, NY. MacPhee is the author and editor of numerous publications, including Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now and Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture.

Presented by the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Reinberger Gallery in connection with Josh MacPhee’s We Want Everything exhibition.

image: Tings Chak, Tricontinental Portraits, ca. 2019–2021.

Anti-capitalismAnti-warCulture & MediaSocial Movements

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