Unstretched Canvas
Elisa Ortega Montilla Unstretched Canvas Acrylic on canvas with sewn fabric and thread
Zapatistas
2016
Acrylic on canvas with sewn fabric and thread
47"x 27"

In the Zapatista movement, the demands of gender are included within its platform of struggle, through the so-called Revolutionary Law of Women. Some of their demands claim the active participation of women in the movement, non-violence against them, and the defense of reproductive rights, seeing the benefit of these rights as not exclusive to women, but to the entire community.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Unstretched Canvas Acrylic on canvas with sewn fabric and thread
Suffragettes March
2016
Acrylic on canvas with sewn fabric and thread
44"x 32"

British suffragists were characterized by a combative, occasionally destructive campaign for their rights. In other countries, female politicians led legislative battles instead, as was the case in Spain with Clara Campoamor in 1931, though women's voting rights were soon lost. As a consequence of the Franco dictatorship, no men nor women could exercise the right to vote in Spain from 1939 to 1976.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Unstretched Canvas Acrylic on canvas with tape and sewn fabric and thread
Ferguson
2016
Acrylic on canvas with tape and sewn fabric and thread
37"x35"

The so-called disorders in Ferguson refer to the series of demonstrations that began in Ferguson (Missouri), a day after the murder of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old man (unarmed and without a criminal record) who was shot and killed by a police officer. Black Lives Matter is an international political movement that fights police violence against black people, racial profiling and racial inequality in the criminal justice system of the United States. The movement began in 2013 and gained recognition following the demonstrations in Ferguson. More than 258 black people were murdered by police in the US in 2016.
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