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Opposition Art
Opposition Art

AIR DATE: June 27, 2012

Rigoberto Gonzalez isn't a violent man.  But he paints violent scenes: cartel members brutally beating Mexican citizens, ripping babies from their mothers, and even beheading men.  Rigoberto paints the violence along the border.  He believes that art can be a strong social commentary about conflict.  Where else do we see opposition art?  And what does opposition art - like Picasso's Guernica or the graffiti on the Berlin Wall - say about creativity that emerges from violence and oppression? Join our discussion below or call in during our show.

Rigoberto Gonzalez, artist
Josh Kun, Assoc Prof of communication and journalism, USC


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