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  • ICAA Record ID
    1074810
    AUTHOR
    Cortez Koyokuikatl, Carlos
    TITLE
    Silk-Screen Posters by the Royal Chicano Air Force [RCAF] / Carlos Cortez Koyokuikatl
    IN
    Mirarte: Chicago's Latino Art Publication (Chicago, IL, U.S.). -- Vol. 1 (July 1982)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 4-5, 8-9
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Cortez Koyokuikatl, Carlos. "Silk-Screen Posters by the Royal Chicano Air Force [RCAF]." Mirarte: Chicago's Latino Art Publication 1 (July 1982): 4-5, 8-9.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this article, Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl announces an exhibition of Movimiento Artístico Chicano’s (MARCH) collection of silkscreen posters by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF) at the MO MING Dance and Arts Center Galleries in Chicago. He discusses the growth of the ethnic pride movement in the 1960s, the Royal Chicano Air Force’s place in that history, as well as the history of the RCAF itself. Cortéz also explains that the posters on display were produced during the 1970s and all of them call attention to such issues as farm workers’ rights, land rights for American Indians, environmentalism, and the history of California’s Chicano community.

Annotations

This text appeared in July 1982 in Mirarte: Chicago’s Latino Art Publication, a journal published by Mi Raza Arts Consortium (MIRA) in Chicago. While describing an exhibition of posters by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF)—a collective based in Sacramento, California, that was instrumental in executing Chicano activism and fostering Chicano art during the 1970s and 1980s—this text illustrates the Movimiento Artístico Chicano’s (MARCH) efforts to exhibit and promote knowledge of Chicano art on the West Coast, as well as Mexican art to audiences in Chicago.

Researcher
Victor Alejandro Sorell, Gabrielle Toth; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA