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. Printed by the artist in Oakland, CA.
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo is an artist, arts educator, activist, storyteller & curator who lives and works in Oakland, CA. Branfman-Verissimo’s work is informed by her commitment to craft and community, her engagement with society, and interests in storytelling and cultural geography. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at Deli Gallery in Queens, NY, Lago Projects in Oakland, CA, E.M. Wolfman in Oakland, CA and Bolivar Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been included in exhibitions and performances at Betti Ono Gallery, Root Division, Deli Gallery, Southern Exposure, SFMOMA, Kala Art Institute, UNTITLED Art Fair and the Berkeley Art Museum. Lukaza has been a visiting artist at the College of Design, Architecture, Art Practice at University of Cincinnati, at New York University, California College of the Arts and at Mills College. She is the co-founder and lead curator at Nook Gallery, a gallery she started in her home kitchen.