Solidarity Printing | Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

December 1, 2021 – February 25, 2022

Press release

Opening events at the Zuccaire gallery:
Wednesday December 1

3 p.m .: Conference invited by graphic designer Scott Starrett

4 p.m .: Refreshments after the conference

4.30 p.m .: Round table with the commissioners

Additional programs to be announced. Please check for details.

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Solidarity printing company: Tricontinental Graphics de Cuba

is an exhibition of world prints published in the years 1960-70 by the Organization for Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL), a cultural organization of artists and designers founded in 1966 in Havana. Featuring over 50 archival posters and magazines with striking geometric and colorful designs,

Solidarity Printing

offers a glimpse into the revolutionary aesthetic and agenda of this print collective.

OSPAAAL was born out of an intercontinental exchange in the global context of decolonization and the Cold War, when nation states that recently gained independence across the world sent their representatives to Havana to discuss anti – imperialists and the aesthetics of what they once called Third Worldism or the Non-Aligned Movement. The print’s colorful geometric designs defined the aesthetic of

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Cuban artists, as famous as Alfrédo Rostgaard, Raúl Martínez and Gladys Acosta Ávila, designed a series of posters which were distributed free of charge as magazine inserts. Often presenting a compelling synthesis of graphics and text, these posters bear witness to the dynamic experiences of revolutionary aesthetics and the challenges of representing global solidarity beyond national borders.

Solidarity Printing

is organized by Stony Brook University Art History PhD students Elise Armani, Amy Kahng, Daniel Menzo and Sarah Myers, under the direction of Assistant Professor Sohl Lee. The exhibit is produced by the Zuccaire Gallery in conjunction with Interference Archive, a nonprofit, voluntary organization in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition and programs are supported by the Stony Brook Humanities Institute (HISB), Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS), the Center for Korean Studies (CKS), the Graduate Student Organization ( GSO0 and the Art Department Le Zuccaire The gallery’s 2021-2022 exhibition season is supported by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of Staller Center.

Past programs:

Zoom Conference: Public engagement and social impact of culture and art

Thursday September 30, 3 p.m. on Zoom

Zoom conference by Solana

, director of civic programs at The Shed in New York. Moderator: Sohl Lee, Art Department. Sponsored by the Stony Brook Institute for the Humanities, Zuccaire Gallery and the Department of Arts.

Zoom Conference: Cuban poster art and the spirit of the revolution

Friday October 22, 3 p.m.

Zoom Lecture by Lincoln Cushing, artist, archivist and author.
Moderated by Eric Zolov, Department of History. Sponsored by the Stony Brook Institute for the Humanities, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Zuccaire Gallery.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the semester. Please email [email protected] to make an appointment during the winter break.


Solidarity Day with Congo, February 13, 1972, Alfredo Rostgaard

Olivio martinez, 1968

Untitled (Che), 1969, Alfredo Rostgaard, offset, 66 x 39.5 ”

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