Entrance to Oventic Caracol. Photo: @Sipaz
From July 23rd to 29th, the “CompArte for Humanity – Against Capital and its Walls, All the Arts” festival was held by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).
From the 23rd to 27th, at the Indigenous Center for Integral Training (CIDECI) in San Cristobal de Las Casas, many international and national artists participated. Every day they presented art against capitalism and “its walls” but also other issues such as feminism and more than anything they expressed their nonconformity with the state government of Chiapas, the federal government of Enrique Peña Nieto and the US government of Donald Trump through art and humor.
Painting in CIDECI. Photo: @Sipaz
On the 28th and 29th of July, CompArte took place in Oventic Caracol, where the Zapatista artists shared their arts. There, compañera Jimena, a member of the Good Government Council (JBG), of this same Caracol extended the welcome, declaring on behalf of the EZLN that: “The poetry, dance, theater, music, singing with which we express our struggle is not a show. It is the word, voice, anger, rebellion and struggle that we want to share.” It was announced that a third edition of the festival is planned at the closure this week.
For more information in Spanish:
Festival CompARTE por la humanidad (Radio Zapatista)
“Y justo, a pesar del dolor ríen”, Festival CompArte por la Humanidad, Chiapas México (Pozol Colectivo, a 26 de julio de 2017)
For more information from SIPAZ: