Can a political act be a ritual? What do you consider your political rituals? Do you consider going to a demonstration part of your ritual? Do you consider care taking as a part of your ritual? Do you consider standing up for the minority communities in your life a ritual?
In purchasing this print, I ask you to include care, standing up for and demanding equity and justice for all, as a part of your ritual making.
About the #takecareof Poster:
#takecareof was created on the night of the 2016 election as a form of direct action. This list was created as a way to stand behind and demand that we care for the folks in our community that are the most targeted. The original #takecareof form was written with sharpie on shirts, then it became a screenprint and now it can be found on shirts, sweatshirts & risographed posters! March with this poster, hang it in your front window, put it up in your office, give it as a gift & don't forget to use the hashtag!
This poster is a 2 color risograph print, 11x17. Printed by the artist.
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo(they/them/Lukaza) is an artist, activist, educator, storyteller, cultural worker and person of multitudes. Through a practice based in the printed multiple, community-based work and installation building, they invite the viewer to recall and share their own lived narratives, offering power and weight to the creation of a larger dialogue around the telling of B.I.Q.T.P.O.C. (Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, People of color) stories. They got their MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA at California College of the Arts. Branfman-Verissimo has had solo shows at SEPTEMBER Gallery [Kinderhook, NY], Deli Gallery [New York City, NY], Roll Up Projects [Oakland, CA], Printed Matter Inc. [New York City, NY] and STNDRD Projects [Steuben, WI]. Their work has been included in exhibitions and performances at MOCA Cleveland [Cleveland, OH], Konsthall C [Stockholm, Sweden], EFA Project Space [New York City, NY], San Francisco Arts Commission [San Francisco,CA], Leslie Lohman Museum [New York City, NY], Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [San Francisco, CA], and L’Internationale Online, amongst others. They have been awarded residencies and fellowships at The University of New Mexico, Black Space Residency, Kala Art Center, Women’s Studio Workshop and ACRE Residency. Lukaza’s artist books and printed editions have been published by Endless Editions, Childish Books, Press Press and Printed Matter Inc. and is in the permanent collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, California College of the Arts Printmaking Archive, University of California Santa Cruz Library, New York University Special Collections and San Francisco Museum of Art Library. They currently live and work on Lenape and Mohican Land, also known as Hudson Valley, NY.