Documents of Resistance–To Date, a mini-retrospective at James Madison University


5 new photographs from the series “Our Oppressions are Connected” will be the highlights of the upcoming mini-retrospective Documents of Resistance—To Date. at Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art at James Madison University in Virginia. Other new work include a new sculpture and several important archive documents from Documents of Resistance’s Archive in Exile.

Pictured below is one of the central photographs in a new triptych Chain Piece: Third World Liberation Front Strikes (San Francisco State College), 2020. The exhibition is scheduled for March 17–April 19, 2020. Other new works include a nod to the second TWLF strike at the UC Berkeley campus a year after, Chain Piece: Third World Liberation Front Strikes (University of Berkeley) and a piece on Detroit’s Revolutionary Union Movement, Chain Piece: Detroit’s Revolutionary Black Workers Movement, 2020.

Third World Liberation Front, photograph triptych, 2020

Additionally a new sculpture will be included in the LLoyd X Latimer series which will also be on display. The series focuses on the life and work of artist and activist Tom LLoyd, who, among many achievements, was the founder of the first contemporary museum in Queens New York.

Other works in this mini-retrospective include the Artist of Color Timelines series, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s (2014–), and site specific wall installation of “Our Oppressions are Connected (2018).

Image description: Antonio Serna at PS 122 Gallery showing a recently framed photographic work to be exhibited in Virginia. February 29, 2020.

James Madison University website:
Antonio Serna: Documents of Resistance—To Date | March 17–April 19, 2020
Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, James Madison University, 820 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807(google map)