wedgeshop is a project of Red Wedge Magazine that aims to distribute socialist and popular avant-garde art, media and cultural artifacts (at affordable rates that compensate artists). It has become clear that the institutions of the art world and the culture industry will not sufficiently support a popular avant-garde. It is up to us.
Red Wedge's print journal is issued yearly. Subscriptions can be for two issues or four, and with each selection is the option to pay solidarity price. Each issue is in full color and is roughly one hundred pages.
Red Wedge's inaugural pamphlet and manifesto, published in 2014. A rough statement of the challenges facing art, artists and radicals concerned with cultural production. Sixteen pages, featuring full-color design and illustrations from Hope Asya.
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Roughly one hundred full color, illustrated pages of essays, commentary, poetry, art, comics and reviews. "Apartheid" in today's world does not describe only a particular legal circumstance in this or that corner of the globe. Art, literature, music and creativity, in a very basic sense, are a bending of time and space, a defiance of the ways racism, capitalism and imperialism have shaped our world. They dare us to imagine over the walls.
By Ian Matchett. Oil on canvas. "The radicals of the present are current participants in struggles reaching back centuries. They march not only with their present comrades but also backed by this long shared history."