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Voices From Outside: Critical Resistance

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portfolio of 21 handmade prints
14 prints @ 12″ x 12″
7 prints @ 12″ x 24″


Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex
October 14 – 15, 2008
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Sponsored by Books to Prisoners Ottawa

Let Freedom Ring: book launch, calendar launch, vernissage in celebration of the struggle to free political prisoners
November 10 – 16, 2008
Le Cagibi, 5490 St. Laurent, Montreal, QC
Sponsored by Certain Days Collective, Kersplebedeb Publishing, QPIRG-Concordia

Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex
December 5 – 14, 2008
Ste. Emilie SkillShare, 3942 Ste. Emilie, Montreal, QC
Sponsored by Certain Days Collective, the Ste-Emilie SkillShare

Let Freedom Ring: An evening of political prisoner support, prisoner justice, and prison abolition
December 6th, 2008
Whippersnapper Gallery, 587 College St., Toronto, ON
Sponsored by Anarchist Black Cross Federation (Toronto), Certain Days Collective, Kersplebedeb Publishing

Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex
January 19 – February 1, 2009
Alteregos Cafe, 2193 Gottingen St., Halifax
Sponsored by Anarchist Black Cross (Halifax), Books Beyond Bars, NSPIRG, CKDU radio

Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex
January 30 – February 5, 2009
Project Lodge, 817 E. Johnson, Madison, WI
Sponsored by Wisconsin Books to Prisoners

Tamms Year Ten Campaign/Justseeds Prison Portfolio: A Critique
February 1, 2009
Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL
sponsored by Tamms Year Ten

Shaking up the Discourse
March 13, 2009
Toronto Free Gallery,1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Sponsored by the conference “Lumpen-City: Discourses of Marginality/Marginalizing Discourses.”

Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex
March 20 – 27, 2009
Exile Infoshop, 256 Bank St., Ottawa
Sponsored by Prisoner Justice Week at the Exile Infoshop

Montreal Anarchist Book Fair
May 16 – 17, 2009
CEDA community centre, 2515, rue Delisle, Montreal, QC
Sponsored by the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

During the summer of 2008, Justseeds completed Voices From Outside – a portfolio project in association with the Critical Resistance ten year anniversary conference in Oakland, California, which took place on September 26-28th. Critical Resistance Ten was a gathering of activists, educators, and allies of prisoners who came together to promote organizing efforts against the monstrous excesses of the US prison system.

The portfolio project involved twenty artists and one artist collective from the US, Canada and Mexico. Each one created an original print that either critiqued or addressed alternatives to the prison-industrial complex. Each artist pulled 100 prints and mailed them to Justseeds headquarters in Portland, OR, where the portfolio was assembled and then distributed.

Justseeds archived two portfolios, sold 20 to recover the costs of creating the portfolio, and each artist received one copy. The majority of the portfolios were then donated to Critical Resistance and 23 other groups who are organizing against the prison-industrial complex. In the end, each portfolio included the 21 prints plus a CD with copyright-free high resolution image files of the prints (as well as other anti-prison images from the recent book Reproduce and Revolt, edited by Justseeds members Favianna Rodriguez and Josh MacPhee.)

The portfolios have been used in a multitude of ways: exhibitions, presentations, and discussions have been organized in numerous cities to bring more attention to the prison reform and abolition movements, graphics have found their way onto flyers and periodicals, and some organizations have auctioned their portfolio off as a way of raising funds.

We offer exhibition copies of all of our portfolios for loan to schools, galleries, libraries, community spaces, and other institutions and organizations that want to temporarily exhibit our work! Check out this page for more details and to get started!

Associated Artists

Other Artists
Amor y Resistencia Collective, Andalusia Knoll, Brandon Bauer, Claude Moller, Etta Cetera, Lydia Crumbley.

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Voices from Outside & We Are the Storm: Pain Sugar Gallery

Voices from Outside & We Are the Storm: Pain Sugar Gallery


Pain Sugar Gallery
3635 9th Street
Riverside, CA

We have two portfolios on view this month at the Pain Sugar Gallery in Riverside, California. Voices From Outside is our first ever portfolio, produced with Critical Resistance in 2008….