Celebrate People's History: We're Still Here: The People of Egypt

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.81
Artist:
Ganzeer
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
June 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This is a poster of a cat on a pedestal that is made of text that says, "“The people of Egypt have been conquered by the Hyksos, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Ottomans, the French, and the British. But y’know what? We’re still here.” The cat is grey, the background is orange. There are white text behind the cat.
Historical Context:
The Celebrate People’s History posters are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced political propaganda. These posters embody democracy, inclusion, and group participation in the writing and interpretation of the past. Unlike most political posters, the posters part of the Celebrate People’s History series tell the stories of the underdogs, those individuals and groups helping to move forward the collective struggle of humanity to create a more just world. For 20 years, over 130 different posters have been displayed on the streets of over a dozen cities representing over 150 artists and writers. The Celebrate People’s History Poster Series has been organized and curated by Josh MacPhee since 1998.