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Mike Alewitz
Mike Alewitz
"When we make art in the studio we assert our humanity. When we make art in public, we assert our existence as social beings." These are the words of Mike Alewitz, muralist and activist. On May 1, 2003 at the Brecht Forum in New York City, I spoke with him as he was preparing for a special May Day event showcasing his work. You will find throughout this site his brilliant and courageous work, which he allowed La Lutta NMC access and use of. These murals are but a sampling of Alewitz's profound and prolific work, which is found in on walls from Chernobyl to Nicaragua to South Central, LA.

In La Lutta NMC's continued effort to both support public art and the expressions thereof, we look to Mike Alewitz as a continued source of motivation and hope. His work, described as agitprop, is reflective of the areas we at La Lutta NMC have concentrated on since our founding in 1997: labor, racism, immigration, history, culture, community and merging independent arts and activism. In June 2002, Monthly Review Press published a collection of his work titled Insurgent Images: The Agitprop Murals of Mike Alewitz. These wonderful murals below come from this timely and powerful book. --Antonino D'Ambrosio, La Lutta NMC

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