For Freedoms

Description

Founded in 2016 by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks. In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history.

Events

PopRally Celebrates Charles White
15
Dec
Event

PopRally Celebrates Charles White

PopRally invites you to experience the work of Charles White during an evening of frenetic jazz by Onyx Collective and civic-minded art from For Freedoms. Celebrate White’s vision of art as a vital force as cross-disciplinary collectives respond to his creative and social ideals. Reserve your ticket: mo.ma/poprallyOnyx Collective will move through the galleries, riffing on the gospel and calypso sounds of White’s contemporaries. Their performance will culminate in a genre-bending dance floor set stacked with musicians and vocalists. Meanwhile, For Freedoms invites you to contribute to a mural as part of their artistic platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Visit the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective throughout the evening and enjoy an open bar.Admission is $25. You must be 21 or older to attend this event.Please enter through The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance at 11 West 53 Street.Onyx Collective is a nebulous jazz ensemble whose name you may have overheard in downtown Manhattan at some point in the past couple years. If they seem elusive, it is because oftentimes they are. Onyx shows are unannounced, impromptu affairs: you can find them performing in a basement, at a cocktail lounge atop a hotel, on the street, or in a storefront. The lineup is interchangeable, as is the kind of music they play. Onyx Collective has previously performed and toured with artists Nick Hakim, Princess Nokia, Dev Hynes, Wiki, and Kamasi Washington.For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. They produce exhibitions, installations, public programs, and billboard campaigns to advocate for inclusive civic participation. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms Federation uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century.PopRally is a series of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with MoMA. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of encountering modern and contemporary art....[Image: “Sound of Silence” (detail). 1978. © The Charles White Archives]
December 15, 2018
For Freedoms Pop-Up Space at the Brickell City Centre
6
Dec
Event

For Freedoms Pop-Up Space at the Brickell City Centre

Come visit the For Freedoms Pop-Up Space in the Brickell City Centre as a part of the FREE! Art Fair, an alternative, non-commercial contemporary art fair, poised to be a historic convergence of some of the world’s most recognized and pioneering artists. The fair will take place from December 6-9, 11am - 7pm.
December 6, 2018
Freedom to Create: Equity for Freedom
7
Dec
Event

Freedom to Create: Equity for Freedom

Join us at The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel for a For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom to Create: Equity for Freedom. Hosted by Dr. Leslie King Hammond, Author, Art Historian & Senior Visual Arts Advisor for The Betsy Hotel.With special guests -Emma Nuzzo, Programs Manager, For FreedomsJustin Brice Guariglia, Participating For Freedoms Artist, & Artist in Residence @ The Betsy HotelJaswinder Bolina, Poet, Faculty Member, MFA Program, University of MiamiJason Calloway, Cellist, American Quartet; Artist-in-Residence @ Florida International UniversityJuan Carlos Zaldivar, Director, Phonograph FilmsIn 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history. For Freedoms is proud to partner with The Betsy to be exhibiting the entire collection of more than 150 For Freedoms Billboard images during Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 through outdoor projections onto The Betsy Orb – and to be hosting this Town Hall/Salon to focus on the import and meaning of the project.This event is free and open to the public, but your RSVP is requested. For more information about the town hall, see https://the-betsy-south-beach.ticketleap.com/freedom-to-create-equity-for-freedom/details. For more info about the billboards at the Betsy, see the For Freedoms event listing.
December 7, 2018
Town Hall
For Freedoms Billboards at the Betsy Hotel
5
Dec
Event

For Freedoms Billboards at the Betsy Hotel

All of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative billboards are being displayed at ArtBasel Miami in the breezeway adjacent to the Betsy Hotel between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. On display are 150+ images by all of our billboard artists from the 5th to the 8th every night from 7pm to 11pm. In addition, there will be a For Freedoms Town Hall on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00pm at The Gallery at The Betsy Hotel.Billboards by:Adam Pendleton; Ahron Weiner; Aida Muluneh; Alfredo Jaar; Awol Erizku; Bayeté Ross Smith; Carlos Motta; Carrie Mae Weems; Cassils; Charlotte Woolf; Cheryl Pope; Christine Sun Kim; Christopher Myers, Community Design, SUNY Purchase; Cristina Velásquez; David Birkin; David Byrne; Deborah Willis; Deborah Kass; Demian DinéYazhi’; Derek Eley; Derrick Adams; Donald Moffett; Dread Scott; Dustin Yellin; Ebony G. Patterson; Edgar Arceneaux; EJI; Emily Hanako Momohara; Emily Jacir; Eric Gottesman; Esteban Valdés; Fred Tomaselli; Gordon Parks; Gran Fury; Guerrilla Girls; Hank Willis Thomas; Harrell Fletcher; Jamila El Sahili; Jeffrey Gibson; Jeremy Dean; Jesse Williams; Jessica Ingram; Jim Goldberg; Jim Ricks; Jon Rubin; Jon Santos; José Parlá; Joy Sela; JR; Justin Brice Guariglia; Kambui Olujimi; Karen Ishizuka; Kate Gilmore; Ken Gonzales Day; La Puerta; Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel; Lorraine O'Grady; Luis Jacob; Mariam Ghani; Marilyn Minter; Mequitta Ahuja; Michael Rakowitz; Michelangelo Lovelace; Michele Pred; Michelle Angela Ortiz; Miguel Luciano; Mitch Epstein; Muna Malik; Natalie Frank; Natalie White; Paola Mendoza; Paula Crown; Peter van Agtmael; Prune Nourry; Rashid Johnson; Richard Misrach; Richard Mosse; Richard Renaldi; Ronald Rael; Sadie Barnette; Sam Durant; Sanford Biggers; Shaun Leonardo; Shinique Smith; Sol Guy; Stacey L. Kirby; Steve Lambert; Steve Locke; Stuart Sheldon; Susan Meiselas; Suzanne Lacy; Teens with a Purpose; Theaster Gates; Titus Kaphar; Tomashi Jackson; Travis Somerville; Trevor Paglen; Tuan Nguyen; Wangechi Mutu; Wendy Ewald; Wesaam Al-Badry; William Scott; Wyatt Gallery; Xaviera Simmons; Zoe Buckman
December 5, 2018
Jon Santos, The End Of The World
15
Nov
Event

Jon Santos, The End Of The World

Billboard.
November 15, 2018
Billboard
Steve Locke, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)
15
Nov
Event

Steve Locke, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)

Billboard.
November 15, 2018
Billboard
Tom Sachs, Untitled
15
Nov
Event

Tom Sachs, Untitled

Billboard.
November 15, 2018
Billboard
Fake Name, Truth Be Told
12
Nov
Event

Fake Name, Truth Be Told

November 12, 2018
Billboard
Fake Name, Truth Be Told
12
Nov
Event

Fake Name, Truth Be Told

November 12, 2018
Billboard
Fake Name, Truth Be Told
12
Nov
Event

Fake Name, Truth Be Told

November 12, 2018
Billboard
My Silences Had Not Protected Me
8
Nov
Event

My Silences Had Not Protected Me

In collaboration with For Freedoms, a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists, Fort Gansevoort presents My Silences Had Not Protected Me, organized by Lucy Beni and Emma Nuzzo. This exhibition unites a collection of artists who together represent the multidimensional intricacies of sexuality and its inherent relationship to power. My Silences Had Not Protected Me challenges the viewer to confront the ways in which societal narratives of sexuality are formed and communicated. Central to this exhibition is the idea of power: how sexuality can be both an object of abuse by the powerful and a source of power for those who wield it. The pieces included in the exhibition share For Freedoms’ conviction that people shape the cultural systems that in turn mold their own lives. My Silences Had Not Protected Me is a resistance to the rigid, disparaging, and marketed monolith of feminine identity that influences the way women are taught and expected to exist within their own physical space - the body. It both confronts the humanity and freedom taken from us through sexual violence and patriarchal systems of oppression, as well as celebrates and embraces sexuality as it is realized and performed by women. The artists’ works featured function at the intersection of process and identity, where the diversity of medium mimics the range of their experienced reality. The various subjects, genres, and expressions challenge notions of domesticity, objectivity, childhood fantasies of womanhood, and the pursuit of freedom.
November 8, 2018
Exhibition
Bayeté Ross Smith x NOLA, Who Is A Victim? Who Is A Threat?
9
Nov
Event

Bayeté Ross Smith x NOLA, Who Is A Victim? Who Is A Threat?

November 9, 2018
Hank Willis Thomas x Imprint City, Cotton Bowl
15
Oct
Event

Hank Willis Thomas x Imprint City, Cotton Bowl

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk
5
Oct
Event

Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk

Can also be seen at the following location: WL HWY 99 200' S/O SNOW RD. (35.42629, -119.06658)
October 5, 2018
Billboard
Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers
5
Oct
Event

Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers

Billboard. Can also be seen at the following location: WL HWY 99 200' S/O SNOW RD. (35.42629, -119.06658)
October 5, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
5
Oct
Event

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Zoë Buckman, Inaction Is Apathy
5
Oct
Event

Zoë Buckman, Inaction Is Apathy

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Justin Brice Guariglia, We Are The Asteroid
5
Oct
Event

Justin Brice Guariglia, We Are The Asteroid

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America
25
Oct
Event

Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Marilyn Minter, SAD!
25
Oct
Event

Marilyn Minter, SAD!

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!
25
Oct
Event

Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!

Can also be seen at the following location: WL HWY 99 200' S/O SNOW RD. (35.42629, -119.06658)
October 25, 2018
Billboard
Hank Willis Thomas, Love Over Rules
5
Oct
Event

Hank Willis Thomas, Love Over Rules

October 5, 2018
Billboard
William Scott x Imprint City, Untitled
15
Oct
Event

William Scott x Imprint City, Untitled

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Reunite
25
Oct
Event

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Reunite

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Deborah Kass, Vote! Your Life Depends On It
25
Oct
Event

Deborah Kass, Vote! Your Life Depends On It

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Deborah Willis, Reflections On Our Freedoms
25
Oct
Event

Deborah Willis, Reflections On Our Freedoms

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Ken Gonzales Day, Untitled (Antico [Pier Jacopo Alari-Bonacolsi], Bust of a Young Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Francis Harwood, Bust of a Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA), 2010.
25
Oct
Event

Ken Gonzales Day, Untitled (Antico [Pier Jacopo Alari-Bonacolsi], Bust of a Young Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Francis Harwood, Bust of a Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA), 2010.

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Carlos Motta, Liberation
25
Oct
Event

Carlos Motta, Liberation

Can also be seen at the following locations: I-4 .30 mi S/O East West Expressway (SR 408): E/S (28.53157, -81.385688) I-4, 3.77 mi W/O US 192; N/S (28.290356, -81.586112)
October 25, 2018
Billboard
Mariam Ghani, Dust
25
Oct
Event

Mariam Ghani, Dust

Can also be seen at the following locations: SR 528 (Beachline), .60 mi E/O Orange Ave (SR 527); N/S (28.450612, -81.352664) I-4 .30 mi S/O East West Expressway (SR 408): E/S (28.53157, -81.385688) I-4, 3.77 mi W/O US 192; N/S (28.290356, -81.586112)
October 25, 2018
Billboard
Karen Ishizuka, You Are Here
25
Oct
Event

Karen Ishizuka, You Are Here

Can also be seen at the following locations: I-4 .30 mi S/O East West Expressway (SR 408): E/S (28.53157, -81.385688) I-4, 3.77 mi W/O US 192; N/S (28.290356, -81.586112)
October 25, 2018
Billboard
Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Rights Gone Wrong
26
Oct
Event

Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Rights Gone Wrong

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Believe Me
26
Oct
Event

Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Believe Me

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Mitch Epstein, Disobedience
25
Oct
Event

Mitch Epstein, Disobedience

October 25, 2018
Billboard
José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz
26
Oct
Event

José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Mariam Ghani, Dust
26
Oct
Event

Mariam Ghani, Dust

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Mike Mandel & Larry Sultan, Whose News
26
Oct
Event

Mike Mandel & Larry Sultan, Whose News

October 26, 2018
Billboard
David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure
26
Oct
Event

David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure

Also can be seen at the following location: I-235 WS 1000ft N/O Euclid Av Facing North (41.635692, -93.576366)
October 26, 2018
Billboard
David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure
26
Oct
Event

David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure

Also can be seen at the following location: I-235 WS 1000ft N/O Euclid Av Facing North (41.635692, -93.576366)
October 26, 2018
Billboard
Demian DinéYazhi’, PROMISE ME YOU WON'T COLONIZE ME (mars), 2014.
26
Oct
Event

Demian DinéYazhi’, PROMISE ME YOU WON'T COLONIZE ME (mars), 2014.

Also can be seen at the following location: SE 14th St WS 100ft N/O Maury St Facing South (41.582042,-93.597285)
October 26, 2018
Billboard
Kambui Olujimi, Consensus of Silence
25
Oct
Event

Kambui Olujimi, Consensus of Silence

Can also be seen at the follow Location: 63rd St ES 0.3mi S/O Grand Av Facing North 41.579939 -93.703004
October 25, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, Teach Us
26
Oct
Event

Alfredo Jaar, Teach Us

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Carlos Motta, Liberation
26
Oct
Event

Carlos Motta, Liberation

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Karen Ishizuka, You Are Here
26
Oct
Event

Karen Ishizuka, You Are Here

Also can be seen at the following location: 63rd St ES 0.3mi S/O Grand Av Facing North, 41.579939, -93.703004
October 26, 2018
Billboard
Zoe Buckman, Jemima
26
Oct
Event

Zoe Buckman, Jemima

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Separadas
26
Oct
Event

Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Separadas

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Wesaam Al Badry, We Didn't Want War
5
Oct
Event

Wesaam Al Badry, We Didn't Want War

October 5, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
26
Oct
Event

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 26, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
26
Oct
Event

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Peter Van Agtmael, disco disco 123
26
Oct
Event

Peter Van Agtmael, disco disco 123

October 26, 2018
Billboard
RIchard Mosse, Incoming
17
Oct
Event

RIchard Mosse, Incoming

October 17, 2018
Billboard
Zoe Buckman, Jemima
25
Oct
Event

Zoe Buckman, Jemima

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Seperadas
25
Oct
Event

Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Seperadas

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Jon Santos, The End Of The World
25
Oct
Event

Jon Santos, The End Of The World

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Rights Gone Wrong
21
Oct
Event

Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Rights Gone Wrong

Can also be seen at the following location: I-25 Eastbound 250ft East of Koch Rd (38.487783, -90.281667)
October 21, 2018
Billboard
Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Believe Me
26
Oct
Event

Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Believe Me

Can also be seen at the following location: I-25 Eastbound 250ft East of Koch Rd (38.487783, -90.281667)
October 26, 2018
David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure
21
Oct
Event

David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure

Can also be seen at the following location: I-25 Eastbound 250ft East of Koch Rd (38.487783, -90.281667)
October 21, 2018
Billboard
Mequitta Ahuja, Loop
21
Oct
Event

Mequitta Ahuja, Loop

Billboard. Can also be seen at the following location: I-25 Eastbound 250ft East of Koch Rd (38.487783, -90.281667)
October 21, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
8
Oct
Event

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Prune Norry, <<River Man>>
7
Oct
Event

Prune Norry, <<River Man>>

Rotating through various digital billboards minute by minute at the locations: 2302 University Dr. S. 3800 Main Avenue 3115 University Dr. S. 3501 13th Avenue S 1322 Main Avenue 2570 Main Ave
October 7, 2018
Billboard
David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure
26
Oct
Event

David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax
26
Oct
Event

Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be
26
Oct
Event

Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm
26
Oct
Event

Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail
26
Oct
Event

Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again
26
Oct
Event

Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Jon Rubin, They All Look Alike
26
Oct
Event

Jon Rubin, They All Look Alike

Also can be seen at the following location: 63rd St ES 0.3mi S/O Grand Av Facing North 41.579939 -93.703004
October 26, 2018
Billboard
Mequitta Ahuja, LOOP
26
Oct
Event

Mequitta Ahuja, LOOP

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Peter Van Agtmael, disco disco 123
26
Oct
Event

Peter Van Agtmael, disco disco 123

October 26, 2018
Billboard
RIchard Mosse, Incoming
26
Oct
Event

RIchard Mosse, Incoming

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Jim Ricks, In Search Of The Truth
26
Oct
Event

Jim Ricks, In Search Of The Truth

Also can be seen at the following location: 63rd St ES 0.3mi S/O Grand Av Facing North 41.579939, -93.703004
October 26, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America
26
Oct
Event

Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk
26
Oct
Event

Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk

October 26, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
26
Oct
Event

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

Can also be seen at the following location: I-80/35 SS 0.5mi E/O East 14th St F/W - 1
October 26, 2018
Billboard
Emily Hanako Momohara, Family Incarceration: Never Again is Now
5
Oct
Event

Emily Hanako Momohara, Family Incarceration: Never Again is Now

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Wesaam Al Badry, We Didn't Want War
26
Oct
Event

Wesaam Al Badry, We Didn't Want War

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Anonymous, Pardon Me
1
Oct
Event

Anonymous, Pardon Me

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Anonymous, Pardon Me
1
Oct
Event

Anonymous, Pardon Me

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Yiyo Tirado, Ñema
15
Oct
Event

Yiyo Tirado, Ñema

October 15, 2018
Billboard
José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz
15
Oct
Event

José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz

October 15, 2018
Billboard
La Puerta Bandera, Todo Se Pudre En El Vagón De La Colonia
15
Oct
Event

La Puerta Bandera, Todo Se Pudre En El Vagón De La Colonia

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Esteban Valdés, Puerto Rico Para Los Puertorrisueños
15
Oct
Event

Esteban Valdés, Puerto Rico Para Los Puertorrisueños

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Jon Rubin, They All Look Alike
5
Oct
Event

Jon Rubin, They All Look Alike

October 5, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
5
Oct
Event

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be
5
Oct
Event

Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again
5
Oct
Event

Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail
5
Oct
Event

Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm
5
Oct
Event

Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Richard Mosse, Incoming
22
Oct
Event

Richard Mosse, Incoming

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm
22
Oct
Event

Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Jim Ricks, In Search Of The Tuth
22
Oct
Event

Jim Ricks, In Search Of The Tuth

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Cassils x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Inextinguishable Fire
5
Nov
Event

Cassils x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Inextinguishable Fire

November 5, 2018
Billboard
Aida Muluneh x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Dream
5
Nov
Event

Aida Muluneh x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Dream

November 5, 2018
Billboard
Dread Scott x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Slave Auctions, Baby Jails
26
Oct
Event

Dread Scott x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Slave Auctions, Baby Jails

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk
26
Oct
Event

Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!
29
Oct
Event

Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!

October 29, 2018
Billboard
Artists #ForFreedoms
29
Oct
Event

Artists #ForFreedoms

Join For Freedoms and Color of Change for a conversation exploring the role of artists who fight for freedom on behalf of marginalized communities and use visual storytelling to pursue social change.Featuring Hank Willis Thomas (For Freedoms), Nadia Nascimento (Art Noir), Rashid Shabazz (Color of Change), and Rog + Bee Walker (Paper Monday)Reception and Portrait Party to follow.Monday, October 29th7:00pmElectropositive: 639 Classon Ave, BrooklynSpace is limited! RSVP to [email protected]&nbsp;
October 29, 2018
Public Program Town Hall
Sam Durant, Poder
8
Oct
Event

Sam Durant, Poder

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Adam Pendleton x MICA, Midnight (A Victim of American Democracy)
19
Oct
Event

Adam Pendleton x MICA, Midnight (A Victim of American Democracy)

Made possible with generous support from The Sherman Family Foundation. With special thanks to the Baltimore Museum of Art.
October 19, 2018
Billboard
Steve Locke x Jubilee Arts, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)
19
Oct
Event

Steve Locke x Jubilee Arts, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)

October 19, 2018
Billboard
Favianna Rodriguez, Voices Are Power
8
Oct
Event

Favianna Rodriguez, Voices Are Power

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank x Corcoran Gallery of Art, Self-Evident
22
Oct
Event

Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank x Corcoran Gallery of Art, Self-Evident

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Carrie Mae Weems x The Ringling Museum, To Dream
22
Oct
Event

Carrie Mae Weems x The Ringling Museum, To Dream

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Eric Gottesman, The American Way
5
Oct
Event

Eric Gottesman, The American Way

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers
5
Oct
Event

Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Sanford Biggers, Just Us
5
Oct
Event

Sanford Biggers, Just Us

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Gordon Parks, I Am You
5
Oct
Event

Gordon Parks, I Am You

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax
5
Oct
Event

Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax

October 5, 2018
Billboard
EJI, Presence of Justice
5
Oct
Event

EJI, Presence of Justice

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Joy Sela, We Mirror
8
Oct
Event

Joy Sela, We Mirror

Also found outside the Eastern Shore Dorm.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Richard Renaldi, Who Are We
15
Oct
Event

Richard Renaldi, Who Are We

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, Es Usted Feliz
4
Oct
Event

Alfredo Jaar, Es Usted Feliz

October 4, 2018
Billboard
Ahron Weiner, Buttheads
8
Oct
Event

Ahron Weiner, Buttheads

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Ahron Weiner, Buttheads
8
Oct
Event

Ahron Weiner, Buttheads

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Sadie Barnette, Some Space
5
Oct
Event

Sadie Barnette, Some Space

This billboard can also be seen at: JAMES ROBERTSON PKWY N/S @ NISSAN STADIUM Facing East
October 5, 2018
Billboard
Tunkasila, We Are All Related
5
Oct
Event

Tunkasila, We Are All Related

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Xaviera Simmons, FREEDOM IS NOT GUARANTEED
5
Oct
Event

Xaviera Simmons, FREEDOM IS NOT GUARANTEED

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Dustin Yellin, HERE COMES THE SEA...Anthropogenic Climate Change and the future of our species
5
Oct
Event

Dustin Yellin, HERE COMES THE SEA...Anthropogenic Climate Change and the future of our species

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Not Spaceship Earth
5
Oct
Event

Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Not Spaceship Earth

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Anonymous, Me Pardon Me
1
Oct
Event

Anonymous, Me Pardon Me

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Anonymous, Pardon Me
1
Oct
Event

Anonymous, Pardon Me

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Mitch Epstein, The Common Air
12
Nov
Event

Mitch Epstein, The Common Air

Also can be seen at the following location: US 322-422 1.6 MI E/O I-83 NS/FE (40.258689, -76.78221)
November 12, 2018
Billboard
Emily Jacir, Translate Allah
3
Oct
Event

Emily Jacir, Translate Allah

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Guerrilla Girls, Dear Boss: No Wonder You Don’t Pay Us a Living Wage
5
Oct
Event

Guerrilla Girls, Dear Boss: No Wonder You Don’t Pay Us a Living Wage

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Michelangelo Lovelace, Glory
5
Oct
Event

Michelangelo Lovelace, Glory

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Carrie Mae Weems x Light Work, Democracy Hangs In The Balance
28
Aug
Event

Carrie Mae Weems x Light Work, Democracy Hangs In The Balance

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Light Work, Be Strong And Do Not Betray Your Soul
28
Aug
Event

Light Work, Be Strong And Do Not Betray Your Soul

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Eric Gottesman x Light Work, Where Do We Go From Here?
28
Aug
Event

Eric Gottesman x Light Work, Where Do We Go From Here?

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Zoe Buckman x Light Work, Grab Em By The Ballots
28
Aug
Event

Zoe Buckman x Light Work, Grab Em By The Ballots

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Hank Willis Thomas x Light Work, US IS THEM, THEY ARE US
28
Aug
Event

Hank Willis Thomas x Light Work, US IS THEM, THEY ARE US

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Paola Mendoza and Kisha Bari, I Am a Child
8
Oct
Event

Paola Mendoza and Kisha Bari, I Am a Child

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Gordon Parks x Photoville, I Am You
12
Sep
Event

Gordon Parks x Photoville, I Am You

September 12, 2018
Billboard
Suzanne Lacy & Anna Ayeroff, ONE/US
5
Oct
Event

Suzanne Lacy & Anna Ayeroff, ONE/US

Photograph from&nbsp;The Circle and the Square, Suzanne Lacy, 2016, photo by Susan Guzman
October 5, 2018
Billboard
Cristina Velásquez, No Soy Tu Mamasita
5
Oct
Event

Cristina Velásquez, No Soy Tu Mamasita

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Richard Misrach, Romans 13:10
5
Oct
Event

Richard Misrach, Romans 13:10

October 5, 2018
Billboard
AFRICA'SOUT!, Africa's Out!
5
Oct
Event

AFRICA'SOUT!, Africa's Out!

October 5, 2018
Billboard
William Scott and David Byrne, Untitled
8
Oct
Event

William Scott and David Byrne, Untitled

Made possible with generous support from Mitzi Johnson.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Jim Goldberg, It's Mourning in America
5
Oct
Event

Jim Goldberg, It's Mourning in America

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jeffrey Gibson, THIS STORY HASN’T BEEN WRITTEN YET
5
Oct
Event

Jeffrey Gibson, THIS STORY HASN’T BEEN WRITTEN YET

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Travis Somerville, Nevermind, 2016
8
Oct
Event

Travis Somerville, Nevermind, 2016

Courtesy of Maus Contemporary Also outside of the Bluford St. Campus Rec. Center.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Muna Malik, Exodus 22:21
8
Oct
Event

Muna Malik, Exodus 22:21

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Fred Tomaselli, I've Fallen
5
Oct
Event

Fred Tomaselli, I've Fallen

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jessica Ingram, Vote for Vernon Dahmer, 2018
4
Oct
Event

Jessica Ingram, Vote for Vernon Dahmer, 2018

October 4, 2018
Billboard
Michele Pred x Projects+Gallery, YOUR BODY YOUR BUSINESS
1
Oct
Event

Michele Pred x Projects+Gallery, YOUR BODY YOUR BUSINESS

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Hank Willis Thomas x Projects+Gallery, All Li es Matter
1
Oct
Event

Hank Willis Thomas x Projects+Gallery, All Li es Matter

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Derrick Adams x Projects+Gallery, Ode to Bayard Rustin
1
Oct
Event

Derrick Adams x Projects+Gallery, Ode to Bayard Rustin

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Christine Sun Kim, Words Shape Reality
5
Oct
Event

Christine Sun Kim, Words Shape Reality

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Michael Rakowitz, Ahlan Wa Salan
5
Oct
Event

Michael Rakowitz, Ahlan Wa Salan

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jamila El Sahili, Human Being
3
Oct
Event

Jamila El Sahili, Human Being

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Christopher Myers x CMCA, Mayflower
15
Oct
Event

Christopher Myers x CMCA, Mayflower

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Christopher Myers x SPACE Gallery, Mayflower
15
Oct
Event

Christopher Myers x SPACE Gallery, Mayflower

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Demian DinéYazhi’ x SPACE Gallery, PROMISE ME YOU WON'T COLONIZE ME (mars), 2014.
15
Oct
Event

Demian DinéYazhi’ x SPACE Gallery, PROMISE ME YOU WON'T COLONIZE ME (mars), 2014.

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Christopher Myers x MECA, Mayflower
13
Sep
Event

Christopher Myers x MECA, Mayflower

September 13, 2018
Billboard
Natalie White, Equal Means Equal
5
Oct
Event

Natalie White, Equal Means Equal

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Shinique Smith, Portrait of Shinique as a Bundle on Rodeo Beach (3 months before Cosco oil spill), 2007
8
Oct
Event

Shinique Smith, Portrait of Shinique as a Bundle on Rodeo Beach (3 months before Cosco oil spill), 2007

Also outside the Health & Human Services Building
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Lorraine O'Grady, Come out, come out, wherever you are
5
Oct
Event

Lorraine O'Grady, Come out, come out, wherever you are

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Donald Moffett, Think Science
3
Oct
Event

Donald Moffett, Think Science

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!
5
Oct
Event

Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Theaster Gates, Where Black Power Lives
5
Oct
Event

Theaster Gates, Where Black Power Lives

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Tomashi Jackson, Alteronce in Hannah (Oliver Brown, et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, et al.)
8
Oct
Event

Tomashi Jackson, Alteronce in Hannah (Oliver Brown, et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, et al.)

Tomashi Jackson, courtesy of Tilton Gallery
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Wendy Ewald, Christian
5
Oct
Event

Wendy Ewald, Christian

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Cheryl Pope, Lines Can't Be Drawn In The Middle
8
Oct
Event

Cheryl Pope, Lines Can't Be Drawn In The Middle

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Cheryl Pope, Lines Can't Be Drawn In The Middle
8
Oct
Event

Cheryl Pope, Lines Can't Be Drawn In The Middle

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Emily Hanako Momohara, Child Imprisonment: Never Again is Now
5
Oct
Event

Emily Hanako Momohara, Child Imprisonment: Never Again is Now

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Awol Erizku, Make America Panther Again
5
Oct
Event

Awol Erizku, Make America Panther Again

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Shaun Leonardo, Trayvon Martin
5
Oct
Event

Shaun Leonardo, Trayvon Martin

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jamila El Sahili, I Love You
8
Oct
Event

Jamila El Sahili, I Love You

Also found outside the Health Center.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Stuart Sheldon, The Best Words
8
Oct
Event

Stuart Sheldon, The Best Words

This artwork is also outside the Student Union and bookstore.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Ken Gonzales Day, Untitled (Antico [Pier Jacopo Alari-Bonacolsi], Bust of a Young Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Francis Harwood, Bust of a Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA), 2010.
5
Oct
Event

Ken Gonzales Day, Untitled (Antico [Pier Jacopo Alari-Bonacolsi], Bust of a Young Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Francis Harwood, Bust of a Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA), 2010.

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Edgar Arceneaux, Hopelessness Freezes Time
8
Oct
Event

Edgar Arceneaux, Hopelessness Freezes Time

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Trevor Paglen, Nov. 6
5
Oct
Event

Trevor Paglen, Nov. 6

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Susan Meiselas, 2:00 a.m. Arrest and documentation of twelve-year-old boy, Imperial Beach, CA, 1989
5
Oct
Event

Susan Meiselas, 2:00 a.m. Arrest and documentation of twelve-year-old boy, Imperial Beach, CA, 1989

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Rashid Johnson x UNDEFEATED, untitled
2
Oct
Event

Rashid Johnson x UNDEFEATED, untitled

October 2, 2018
Billboard
Paula Crown, Hurt People Hurt People
2
Oct
Event

Paula Crown, Hurt People Hurt People

October 2, 2018
Billboard
JR, Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the border, Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017
3
Oct
Event

JR, Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the border, Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Marilyn Minter, SAD!
5
Oct
Event

Marilyn Minter, SAD!

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Justin Brice Guariglia x Anchorage Museum, We Are The Asteroid
26
Oct
Event

Justin Brice Guariglia x Anchorage Museum, We Are The Asteroid

October 26, 2018
Billboard
BE STRONG AND DO NOT BETRAY YOUR SOUL: Selections from the Light Work Collection
27
Aug
Event

BE STRONG AND DO NOT BETRAY YOUR SOUL: Selections from the Light Work Collection

Light Work and For Freedoms are pleased to announce&nbsp;Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul: Selections from the Light Work Collection.Borrowing its title from the Charles Biasiny-Rivera piece of the same name,&nbsp;Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul&nbsp;features more than forty photographs from the&nbsp;Light Work Collection&nbsp;that explore topics of politics, social justice, identity, and visibility. These subjects have remained significant for Light Work and many of the artists we have supported over our forty-five year history. The list of artists includes: Laura Aguilar, George Awde, Karl Baden, Lois Barden and Harry Littell, Claire Beckett, Charles Biasing-Rivera, Samantha Box, Deborah Bright, Chan Chao, Renee Cox, Rose Marie Cromwell, Jen Davis, Jess Dugan, John Edmonds, Amy Elkins, Nereyda Garcia Ferraz, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Antony Gleaton, Jim Goldberg, David Graham, Mahtab Hussain, Osamu James Nakagawa, Tommy Kha, Pipo Nguyen-Duy, Deana Lawson, Mary Mattingly, Jackie Nickerson, Shelley Niro, Suzanne Opton, Kristine Potter, Ernesto Pujol, Irina Rozovsky, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Kanako Sasaki, Pacifico Silano, Clarissa Sligh, Beuford Smith, Amy Stein, Mila Teshaieva, Brian Ulrich, Ted Wathen, Carrie Mae Weems, Carla Williams, Hank Willis Thomas, Pixy Yijun Liao.In addition to the selections of work on view at Light Work, we have collaborated with For Freedoms to display&nbsp;a series of billboards&nbsp;throughout the city of Syracuse created by internationally-renowned artists Zoe Buckman, Eric Gottesman, Carrie Mae Weems, and Hank Willis Thomas. These billboards use photography and text to address social issues and our political climate. This exhibition and related programming coincides with&nbsp;The 50 State Initiative, an ambitious new phase of For Freedoms Fall 2018 programming, during the lead-up to the midterm elections. Building off of the existing artistic infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms has developed a network of artists and institutional partners, including Light Work, who will produce nationwide public art installations, exhibitions, and local community dialogues in order to inject nuanced, artistic thinking into public discourse. Centered around the vital work of artists, these exhibitions, and related projects will model how arts institutions can become civic forums for action.
August 27, 2018
Exhibition
Why We Speak: A For Freedoms Town Hall at Photoville
13
Sep
Event

Why We Speak: A For Freedoms Town Hall at Photoville

United Photo Industries will be teaming up with&nbsp;For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman in 2016. On the inaugural week of their 50 State Initiative, the For Freedoms team will present a Town Hall event for Photoville’s opening night to highlight a freedom which is close to all of our hearts—Freedom of Speech. As forums for inclusive public conversation and civic dialogue, For Freedoms Town Halls bring citizens together with contemporary artists, designers, and policy makers, welcoming many and diverse points of views. With special guests and performances, this evening will bring together the visual storytelling and artistic communities to ask how, both now and in the past, artists’ right to freedom of speech has been alternately infringed, upheld, and empowered. What is the importance and the power of creating art as a speech act?The evening will also include a special performance by the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of more than 50 women who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices.Following the For Freedoms Town Hall, please join us for a screening of THE FENCE 2018 and the announcement of the People’s Choice winner.
September 13, 2018
Town Hall