A Madrid exhibition showed 81 photos of T-shirts with slogans and drawings against the police.
–Photos from the exhibition ‘La guerra de las camisetas’. .. (T-Shirt Wars) by SANTI OCHOA
by Jose Durán Rodríguez via Diagonal translation The Free original en castellano abajo You have seen him many times with his camera on his shoulder in demos of recent years on the streets of Madrid. What’s more, if you wore a striking T-shirt with a witty phrase or suggestive drawing, it’s likely you’ve been photographed yourself. His name is Santi Ochoa and he’s been doing it since 2003. In his file there are now more than 20,000 images of T-shirts.
From all of them, he selected 81 for this exhibition ‘La guerra de las camiseta’, (T-Shirt Wars),now finished, in the ABM Confecciones space, on Calle Encarnación González in Madrid. The idea occurred to him last year – “to make the exhibition just before the approval of the Gag Law,” explains Ochoa to Diagonal – but it is only now it has been carried out, motivated by ‘The Last Straw’..
“After recent events, with the police storming a clothing store with slogans that incited, according to them, hatred or contempt for the Agents, I felt it in my own flesh and I decided to give a minimal response to that,” he recalls. He refers to the police Raid and seizure of abundant material (shirts, sweatshirts, caps) from the Bestiario Shop in Vallecas by the police in early October. Continue reading Exhibition of 81 Anti-Police T-Shirts..’Lotta Coppers..Little Fun’..