Red Wedge's second print issue, "Art Against Global Apartheid," is now available for pre-order! Our editors are communicating with contributors, putting the finishing touches on articles, poems and stories, and getting designs made up as we write this. Issue Two will be sent to the printers in late April; subscribers and those who pre-order can anticipate them in their mailboxes by mid-to-late May. Copies of Issue Two will cost $12, and be roughly one hundred, full color, fully illustrated pages of essays, commentary, poetry, art, comics, and fiction. They will also be included in any subscription purchased between now and the end of 2016 or "while supplies last."
"Apartheid" in today's world does not describe a particular legal circumstance in this or that corner of the globe. It is, in one way or another, a fact of daily life under neoliberalism. From Gaza to Ferguson, from the favelas of Brazil to the banlieues of France, global capital communicates to us in any political, economic or aesthetic language it can muster: "This world is not yours, and you do not belong here."
We of course disagree with this sentiment. As do the artists, poets and writers whose work appears in Issue Two. Art, literature, music and creativity, in a very basic sense, are a bending of time and space, a defiance of the ways racism, capitalism and imperialism have shaped our world. They dare us to imagine over the walls.
Pieces appearing in "Art Against Global Apartheid" include:
- A roundtable discussion with author and activist Walidah Imarisha, radical scholar Robin DG Kelley, and Jonathan Horstmann of "futurepunk" group BLXPLTN on the Radical Black Imagination
- A series of essays on art and cultural exchange under neoliberalism from Bill Crane, Stella Becerril and Alexander Billet
- Poetry from Demetrius Noble, Prerna Bakshi, and Anthony Squiers
- Najjar Al-Musawwir and Angela Reinoehl on racial and gender imbalances of the 1913 Armory Show
- The winning short story from our inaugural Ousmane Sembene Political Fiction Prize contest
- James Tracy on the meeting of minds that was Public Enemy and Anthrax's "Bring the Noise"
- Our first ever printed version of "Red Wedge Comix"
- An imagery series from the recently founded November Network of Anti-Capitalist Artists
While our imaginations are infinite, resources are finite. The sooner you order your copy, the larger the order we will be able to send to the printers. Order yours today. Or purchase a subscription (regular, solidarity, or for your institution) today.