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.

Activations

Adam Pendleton x MICA, Midnight (A Victim of American Democracy)
19
Oct
Activation

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
AFRICA'SOUT!, Africa's Out!
5
Oct
Activation

AFRICA'SOUT!, Africa's Out!

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Ahron Weiner, Buttheads
8
Oct
Activation

Ahron Weiner, Buttheads

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

Ahron Weiner, Buttheads

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Aida Muluneh x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Dream
5
Nov
Activation

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

November 5, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America
25
Oct
Activation

Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America
26
Oct
Activation

Alfredo Jaar, A Logo For America

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, Es Usted Feliz
4
Oct
Activation

Alfredo Jaar, Es Usted Feliz

October 4, 2018
Billboard
Alfredo Jaar, Teach Us
26
Oct
Activation

Alfredo Jaar, Teach Us

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

Anonymous, Me Pardon Me

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

Anonymous, Pardon Me

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

Anonymous, Pardon Me

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

Anonymous, Pardon Me

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Artists #ForFreedoms
29
Oct
Activation

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] 
October 29, 2018
Public Program Town Hall
Awol Erizku, Make America Panther Again
5
Oct
Activation

Awol Erizku, Make America Panther Again

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Bayeté Ross Smith x NOLA, Who Is A Victim? Who Is A Threat?
9
Nov
Activation

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

November 9, 2018
BE STRONG AND DO NOT BETRAY YOUR SOUL: Selections from the Light Work Collection
27
Aug
Activation

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

Light Work and For Freedoms are pleased to announce 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, Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul features more than forty photographs from the Light Work Collection 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 a series of billboards 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 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
CALL FOR WORK: FREEDOM FROM FEAR
13
Feb
Activation

CALL FOR WORK: FREEDOM FROM FEAR

Calling the For Freedoms Family! As a part of the beta rollout of the BRAND NEW For Freedoms website, we are inviting emerging photographers and visual artists to submit work centered around Freedom from Fear for our programming at ICP. All ages are welcome—anyone who considers themselves in first few years of an art career can apply.Here are the four simple steps for submission:First, create an artist profile on our sign-up page (CLICK HERE or click the SIGN-UP button). Make sure to identify your account type as "ARTIST" or else you will not be able to upload artwork.Upload a gallery of your work (a minimum of 5 jpegs) that you feel responds to the idea of freedom from fear.Make sure to add the hashtag #FREEDOMFROMFEAR to your gallery (no need to add to your profile).E-mail our web team - [email protected] and [email protected] if you have any questions, bugs, or problems!If you want to see all the submissions and ensure your submission went through, we are updating them manually below as quickly as possible, but they are updated LIVE on our community feed. Feel free to head to the feed and click the tag FREEDOM FROM FEAR to see all the amazing work. Please note, you must be logged in to see the feed. From there, our team will choose some of our favorites pieces which will be featured all across our channels, and curated selections of the work will be featured in a DIY, corkboard-style exhibition here at our residency at the International Center of Photography Museum! Submissions are open until 11:59 PST on Thursday, February 28.Our team in partnership with Cheesecake Labs has been building this platform for a year now and we are so excited about what possibilities it will unlock. This is an awesome opportunity for breakout artists to get their work out to a broader audience, and we are so excited to put some shine on our For Freedoms Fam. Ready, set, Create!The submissions are being updated LIVE on our community feed. Feel free to head to the feed and click the tag FREEDOM FROM FEAR to see all the amazing work. Please note, you must be logged in to see the feed. As you submit, we will add your gallery below and list you as a collaborator on the call for work so others who come on the landing page can see!SUBMISSION DEADLINE — FEBUARY 28TH at 11:59 PST.
February 13, 2019
Exhibition FreedomFromFear
Carlos Motta, Liberation
25
Oct
Activation

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
Carlos Motta, Liberation
26
Oct
Activation

Carlos Motta, Liberation

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Carrie Mae Weems x Light Work, Democracy Hangs In The Balance
28
Aug
Activation

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

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Carrie Mae Weems x The Ringling Museum, To Dream
22
Oct
Activation

Carrie Mae Weems x The Ringling Museum, To Dream

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

Cassils x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Inextinguishable Fire

November 5, 2018
Billboard
Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be
26
Oct
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Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be
5
Oct
Activation

Charlotte Woolf, Don't Tell Her Who To Be

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

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

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk
5
Oct
Activation

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
Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk
26
Oct
Activation

Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk

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

Christine Sun Kim, Real Talk

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Christine Sun Kim, Words Shape Reality
5
Oct
Activation

Christine Sun Kim, Words Shape Reality

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Christopher Myers x CMCA, Mayflower
15
Oct
Activation

Christopher Myers x CMCA, Mayflower

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

Christopher Myers x MECA, Mayflower

September 13, 2018
Billboard
Christopher Myers x SPACE Gallery, Mayflower
15
Oct
Activation

Christopher Myers x SPACE Gallery, Mayflower

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Believe Me
26
Oct
Activation

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
Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Believe Me
26
Oct
Activation

Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Believe Me

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Rights Gone Wrong
21
Oct
Activation

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, Rights Gone Wrong
26
Oct
Activation

Community Design at SUNY Purchase, Rights Gone Wrong

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Cristina Velásquez, No Soy Tu Mamasita
5
Oct
Activation

Cristina Velásquez, No Soy Tu Mamasita

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Daughters of the Movement
3
Mar
Activation

Daughters of the Movement

Join For Freedoms at the ICP Museum for a wide-ranging discussion moderated by For Freedoms team member, writer, and Emmy-nominated producer Tanya Selvaratnam with Daughters of the Movement: Gina Belafonte, daughter of Julie and Harry Belafonte; Suzanne Kay, daughter of Diahann Carroll; Stacy Lynch, daughter of Bill Lynch; Hasna Muhammad, daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee; Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz; Dominique Sharpton, daughter of Reverend Al Sharpton; and Keisha Sutton-James, granddaughter of Percy Sutton. The daughters will explore how their shared memories growing up watching their parents at work overlap and intertwine, as did the lives of their parents—activists, artists, politicians, political strategists, religious leaders, and founders of the civil rights movement.This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section.RSVP AT https://www.icp.org/events/daughters-of-the-movement-where-do-we-go-from-here.
March 3, 2019
David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure
26
Oct
Activation

David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure

October 26, 2018
Billboard
David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure
21
Oct
Activation

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
David Birkin and Mariam Ghani, System Failure
26
Oct
Activation

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
Activation

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
Deborah Kass, Vote! Your Life Depends On It
25
Oct
Activation

Deborah Kass, Vote! Your Life Depends On It

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

Deborah Willis, Reflections On Our Freedoms

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Demian DinéYazhi’, PROMISE ME YOU WON'T COLONIZE ME (mars), 2014.
26
Oct
Activation

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

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

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Derrick Adams x Projects+Gallery, Ode to Bayard Rustin
1
Oct
Activation

Derrick Adams x Projects+Gallery, Ode to Bayard Rustin

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Donald Moffett, Think Science
3
Oct
Activation

Donald Moffett, Think Science

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Double Double: Chinese Knots Making Workshop
14
Mar
Activation

Double Double: Chinese Knots Making Workshop

Emily Wang and Alice Sparkly Kat will lead a workshop on making various traditional Chinese knots, which symbolize both struggle and unity. By attaching stories of oppression to knots, participants form a constellation of stories throughout generations and varying waves of immigration and struggle, into an amulet and good luck charm. Emily Wang is a visual artist, musician and astrology and tarot practitioner. She has recently shown at Practice, Yonkers, 80WSE, New York and Assembly Room, New York. She performs under the moniker Lima Rei and with the band dies smely at music festivals and different venues around New York City. Alice Sparkly Kat is a queer astrologer of color with four years of experience in individual consultation, lectures, workshops, and writing. They use astrology to speculate on the ways culture inhabits biology. To them, astrology is a process of imagining the cultural alien through the metaphor of outer space. Their website is alicesparklykat.com No RSVP required, this workshop is free and open to the public at the For Freedoms exhibition space. Thursday Night, ICP's Pay as You Wish museum rates apply from 6 - 9pm. Emily Wang 和 Alice Sparkly Kat 将会带领一个制作各种传统中国结的工作坊。中国结同时象征着奋斗和团结。 通过把受压迫的故事和中国结联系到一起,参与者可以把多个世代的一系列故事以及移民和奋斗的种种浪潮编结成为护身符和幸运符。 Emily Wang 是一位视觉艺术家、音乐家、占星师和塔罗占卜师。她最近曾在纽约的 Practice、Yonkers、80WSE、New York 和Assembly Room 展出。她以绰号 Lima Rei 表演,和乐队 Dies Smely 在音乐节和纽约市的不同场地演出。 Alice Sparkly Kat 是同志、有色人种、占星家,拥有四年的个人 咨询、讲座、工作坊和写作经验。彼等用占星术来推测文化栖息的生活形态。 对彼等而言,占星术是通过星际间的象征来想像侨民文化的过程。 其网站为 alicesparklykat.com Emily Wang 和 Alice Sparkly Kat 將會帶領一個製作各種傳統中國結的工作坊。中國結同時象徵著奮鬥和團結。通過把受壓迫的故事和中國結聯繫在一起,參與者可以把多個世代的一系列故事以及移民和奮鬥的種種浪潮編結成護身符和幸運符。 Emily Wang 是一位視覺藝術家、音樂家、占星師和塔羅占卜師。她最近曾在紐約的Practice、Yonkers、80WSE、New York 和 Assembly Room 展出。她以綽號 Lima Rei 表演,和樂隊 Dies Smely 在音樂節和紐約市的不同場地演出。 Alice Sparkly Kat 是同志、有色人種、占星家,擁有四年的個人諮詢、講座、工作坊和寫作經驗。彼等用占星術來推測文化棲息的生活形態。對彼等而言,占星術是通過星際間的象徵來想像僑民文化的過程。其網站為 alicesparklykat.com
March 14, 2019
Public Program
Dread Scott x Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Slave Auctions, Baby Jails
26
Oct
Activation

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

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Dustin Yellin, HERE COMES THE SEA...Anthropogenic Climate Change and the future of our species
5
Oct
Activation

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

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

Edgar Arceneaux, Hopelessness Freezes Time

October 8, 2018
Billboard
EJI, Presence of Justice
5
Oct
Activation

EJI, Presence of Justice

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

Emily Hanako Momohara, Child Imprisonment: Never Again is Now

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Emily Hanako Momohara, Family Incarceration: Never Again is Now
5
Oct
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Emily Hanako Momohara, Family Incarceration: Never Again is Now

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Emily Jacir, Translate Allah
3
Oct
Activation

Emily Jacir, Translate Allah

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Eric Gottesman, The American Way
5
Oct
Activation

Eric Gottesman, The American Way

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Eric Gottesman x Light Work, Where Do We Go From Here?
28
Aug
Activation

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

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Esteban Valdés, Puerto Rico Para Los Puertorrisueños
15
Oct
Activation

Esteban Valdés, Puerto Rico Para Los Puertorrisueños

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Fake Name, Truth Be Told
12
Nov
Activation

Fake Name, Truth Be Told

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

Fake Name, Truth Be Told

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

Fake Name, Truth Be Told

November 12, 2018
Billboard
Favianna Rodriguez, Voices Are Power
8
Oct
Activation

Favianna Rodriguez, Voices Are Power

October 8, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms Billboards at the Betsy Hotel
5
Dec
Activation

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
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
5
Oct
Activation

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 5, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
8
Oct
Activation

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 8, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
26
Oct
Activation

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
For Freedoms, Four Freedoms
26
Oct
Activation

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

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

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

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

For Freedoms, Four Freedoms

October 5, 2018
Billboard
For Freedoms Pop-Up Space at the Brickell City Centre
6
Dec
Activation

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
FOR FREEDOMS: Where Do We Go From Here?
8
Feb
Activation

FOR FREEDOMS: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? explores the role of art and visual representation in American civil life through the work of the For Freedoms collective. Founded in 2016 by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is an artist-led platform that investigates how art and artists can help deepen public discourse and political awareness in the United States.The exhibition features a series of photographs that re-envision American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of the "Four Freedoms" articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1941 State of the Union Address. Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear are embodied in stylized scenes of the everyday that reference Rockwell’s iconic style while bringing new, more inclusive representations of the country to the discussion of our core values.In September 2018, For Freedoms launched a nationwide initiative, partnering with over 150 artists and community organizations in what would become the largest creative collaboration in our country’s history. The 50-State Initiative, a series of decentralized exhibitions, public art commissions, town halls, and other events, reinforced the idea that citizenship is defined by participation, and not by ideology. Continuing in this spirit of collaboration, the exhibition also serves as an active space in which members of For Freedoms, nonprofits, and the public are invited to discuss the importance of civic engagement and develop educational programming based on the project.
February 8, 2019
Exhibition
Fred Tomaselli, I've Fallen
5
Oct
Activation

Fred Tomaselli, I've Fallen

October 5, 2018
Billboard
FREEDOM FROM WANT: A Screening
11
Mar
Activation

FREEDOM FROM WANT: A Screening

FREEDOM FROM WANT: Reforming the lack of representative storytelling from marginalized communities. A time to use the media room in For Freedoms’ residency space to screen films from emerging artists. Often times, minority groups are not given the space to reclaim their own narrative of oppression--yielding inaccurate and often caricatural displays which can skew how those communities are perceived. For Freedoms hopes to give space for any filmmakers in these communities to tell their own stories, in whichever way they choose to present them. The participating artists will be announced at the beginning of March. No RSVP required, run during usual museum hours in media room. Usual museum rates apply.
March 11, 2019
Freedom to Create: Equity for Freedom
7
Dec
Activation

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
Gordon Parks, I Am You
5
Oct
Activation

Gordon Parks, I Am You

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Gordon Parks x Photoville, I Am You
12
Sep
Activation

Gordon Parks x Photoville, I Am You

September 12, 2018
Billboard
Guerrilla Girls, Dear Boss: No Wonder You Don’t Pay Us a Living Wage
5
Oct
Activation

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

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Hank Willis Thomas, Love Over Rules
5
Oct
Activation

Hank Willis Thomas, Love Over Rules

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Hank Willis Thomas x Imprint City, Cotton Bowl
15
Oct
Activation

Hank Willis Thomas x Imprint City, Cotton Bowl

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Hank Willis Thomas x Light Work, US IS THEM, THEY ARE US
28
Aug
Activation

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

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Hank Willis Thomas x Projects+Gallery, All Li es Matter
1
Oct
Activation

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

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again
5
Oct
Activation

Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again
26
Oct
Activation

Harrell Fletcher, It's Time To Read Orwell Again

October 26, 2018
Billboard
IT IS A MIRACLE THAT WE ARE STANDING HERE
21
Mar
Activation

IT IS A MIRACLE THAT WE ARE STANDING HERE

SHOW OPENS 3/21/19 FROM 6:30PM to 8:30PM AT THE ICP MUSEUM (250 BOWERY). Museum is PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH during the openingIn the aftermath of our fall 2018 50 State Initiative campaign—noted by Time as the largest creative collaboration in our nation’s history—we are celebrating the beta launch of our new digital platform with a DIY-exhibition centered around the Freedom from Fear. Curated from over 100 submissions received in under two weeks through our online open call, IT IS A MIRACLE THAT WE ARE STANDING HERE is a visionary compilation of work by emerging artists who celebrate the resilience of their communities, subvert and complicate narrow notions of contemporary identity, and investigate the altered narratives and power systems that pervade their lives.Both a celebration and an elegy, the show title—inspired by the series from selected artist John William Murphy—alludes to the forces of empowerment, love, and disenfranchisement that have brought us to where we are today.Featured artists include: José A. Alvarado Jr., Emile Askey, Nilargha Chatterjee, Jorly Flores, Jazmine Dior Johnson, Amanda D. King x Shooting Without Bullets, John William Murphy, Terrance Purdy Jr., Buku Sarkar, and Guanyu Xu.
March 21, 2019
Exhibition FreedomFromFear
Jamila El Sahili, Human Being
3
Oct
Activation

Jamila El Sahili, Human Being

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Jamila El Sahili, I Love You
8
Oct
Activation

Jamila El Sahili, I Love You

Also found outside the Health Center.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Jeffrey Gibson, THIS STORY HASN’T BEEN WRITTEN YET
5
Oct
Activation

Jeffrey Gibson, THIS STORY HASN’T BEEN WRITTEN YET

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!
25
Oct
Activation

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
Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!
5
Oct
Activation

Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!
29
Oct
Activation

Jesse Williams, That's All Folks!

October 29, 2018
Billboard
Jessica Ingram, Vote for Vernon Dahmer, 2018
4
Oct
Activation

Jessica Ingram, Vote for Vernon Dahmer, 2018

October 4, 2018
Billboard
Jim Goldberg, It's Mourning in America
5
Oct
Activation

Jim Goldberg, It's Mourning in America

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jim Ricks, In Search Of The Truth
26
Oct
Activation

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
Jim Ricks, In Search Of The Tuth
22
Oct
Activation

Jim Ricks, In Search Of The Tuth

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Jon Rubin, They All Look Alike
5
Oct
Activation

Jon Rubin, They All Look Alike

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Jon Rubin, They All Look Alike
26
Oct
Activation

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
Jon Santos, The End Of The World
25
Oct
Activation

Jon Santos, The End Of The World

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Jon Santos, The End Of The World
15
Nov
Activation

Jon Santos, The End Of The World

Billboard.
November 15, 2018
Billboard
José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz
15
Oct
Activation

José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz

October 15, 2018
Billboard
José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz
26
Oct
Activation

José Parlá, Igualidad En Paz

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Joy Sela, We Mirror
8
Oct
Activation

Joy Sela, We Mirror

Also found outside the Eastern Shore Dorm.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
JR, Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the border, Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017
3
Oct
Activation

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

October 3, 2018
Billboard
Justin Brice Guariglia, We Are The Asteroid
5
Oct
Activation

Justin Brice Guariglia, We Are The Asteroid

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

Justin Brice Guariglia x Anchorage Museum, We Are The Asteroid

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Kambui Olujimi, Consensus of Silence
25
Oct
Activation

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
Karen Ishizuka, You Are Here
25
Oct
Activation

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
Karen Ishizuka, You Are Here
26
Oct
Activation

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
Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm
22
Oct
Activation

Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm
26
Oct
Activation

Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm
5
Oct
Activation

Katherine Gilmore, They Call Us A Storm

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail
26
Oct
Activation

Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail
5
Oct
Activation

Ken Gonzales Day, Democracies Can Fail

October 5, 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
Activation

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
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
Activation

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
La Puerta Bandera, Todo Se Pudre En El Vagón De La Colonia
15
Oct
Activation

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

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Light Work, Be Strong And Do Not Betray Your Soul
28
Aug
Activation

Light Work, Be Strong And Do Not Betray Your Soul

August 28, 2018
Billboard
Lorraine O'Grady, Come out, come out, wherever you are
5
Oct
Activation

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

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Mariam Ghani, Dust
25
Oct
Activation

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
Mariam Ghani, Dust
26
Oct
Activation

Mariam Ghani, Dust

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Marilyn Minter, SAD!
5
Oct
Activation

Marilyn Minter, SAD!

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Marilyn Minter, SAD!
25
Oct
Activation

Marilyn Minter, SAD!

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Mequitta Ahuja, Loop
21
Oct
Activation

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
Mequitta Ahuja, LOOP
26
Oct
Activation

Mequitta Ahuja, LOOP

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Michael Rakowitz, Ahlan Wa Salan
5
Oct
Activation

Michael Rakowitz, Ahlan Wa Salan

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

Michelangelo Lovelace, Glory

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Michele Pred x Projects+Gallery, YOUR BODY YOUR BUSINESS
1
Oct
Activation

Michele Pred x Projects+Gallery, YOUR BODY YOUR BUSINESS

October 1, 2018
Billboard
Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Separadas
26
Oct
Activation

Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Separadas

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Seperadas
25
Oct
Activation

Michelle Angela Ortiz, Familias Seperadas

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Mike Mandel & Larry Sultan, Whose News
26
Oct
Activation

Mike Mandel & Larry Sultan, Whose News

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

Mitch Epstein, Disobedience

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Mitch Epstein, The Common Air
12
Nov
Activation

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
Muna Malik, Exodus 22:21
8
Oct
Activation

Muna Malik, Exodus 22:21

October 8, 2018
Billboard
My Silences Had Not Protected Me
8
Nov
Activation

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
Natalie White, Equal Means Equal
5
Oct
Activation

Natalie White, Equal Means Equal

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Paola Mendoza and Kisha Bari, I Am a Child
8
Oct
Activation

Paola Mendoza and Kisha Bari, I Am a Child

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Paula Crown, Hurt People Hurt People
2
Oct
Activation

Paula Crown, Hurt People Hurt People

October 2, 2018
Billboard
Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers
5
Oct
Activation

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
Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers
5
Oct
Activation

Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Peter Van Agtmael, disco disco 123
26
Oct
Activation

Peter Van Agtmael, disco disco 123

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

Peter Van Agtmael, disco disco 123

October 26, 2018
Billboard
PopRally Celebrates Charles White
15
Dec
Activation

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
Prune Norry, <<River Man>>
7
Oct
Activation

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
R.A.P. Lessons: Bridging Race, Arts, and Placemaking
16
Jan
Activation

R.A.P. Lessons: Bridging Race, Arts, and Placemaking

HOSTED BY USC, VISION & VOICES:“One guiding principle [of Question Bridge] is that quite a lot is revealed when you are asked to pose what, for you, is a meaningful question….a question reveals what you don't know, what you are willing to discover and also assumptions that may or may not be self-evident.” - Chris Johnson Join us for the opening night of R.A.P. Lessons: Bridging Race, Arts, and Placemaking, a six-week video exhibition throughout the Wallis Annenberg Building at USC, with performative and curricular interventions between schools and with community partners. Artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas will explore the links between art, pedagogy, and social change with Annenberg Associate Professor Taj Frazier. The exhibition is inspired by Question Bridge: Black Males, an innovative transmedia project that uses video to facilitate a conversation among Black men from diverse backgrounds. Question Bridge started in 1996 when artist Chris Johnson facilitated questions from one segment of the Black community, those who lived in the “hood,” to another segment, “well-off” Black people living outside of the “hood” through videotaped interviews. The project evolved in 2007 with the involvement of artists Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith, and Kamal Sinclair to focus on Black males specifically. Question Bridge: Black Males has been internationally exhibited and a high school curriculum is being piloted in multiple school districts across the country. Question Bridge will be reinvented for the USC community through R.A.P. Lessons: Bridging Race, Arts, and Placemaking—a multi-site exhibition, conversation, and curriculum that creates a platform for community partners and faculty/students to create their own “Question Bridge” as live or social media engagements, exploring issues of race and identity. For instance, students in classes in Roski and Annenberg Schools will produce their own Question Bridges, under the direction of Johnson, and present these in an exhibition during USC’s Diversity Week, January 14-18. Satellite partnerships will be invited through the on-going community work of RAP (Race, Art, and Placemaking) faculty. As one satellite partnership, youth from nearby Green Dot Schools will create their own responses to Question Bridge. The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook.
January 16, 2019
Public Program
Rashid Johnson x UNDEFEATED, untitled
2
Oct
Activation

Rashid Johnson x UNDEFEATED, untitled

October 2, 2018
Billboard
Richard Misrach, Romans 13:10
5
Oct
Activation

Richard Misrach, Romans 13:10

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

Richard Mosse, Incoming

October 22, 2018
Billboard
RIchard Mosse, Incoming
26
Oct
Activation

RIchard Mosse, Incoming

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

RIchard Mosse, Incoming

October 17, 2018
Billboard
Richard Renaldi, Who Are We
15
Oct
Activation

Richard Renaldi, Who Are We

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

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Reunite

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Sadie Barnette, Some Space
5
Oct
Activation

Sadie Barnette, Some Space

This billboard can also be seen at: JAMES ROBERTSON PKWY N/S @ NISSAN STADIUM Facing East
October 5, 2018
Billboard
Sam Durant, Poder
8
Oct
Activation

Sam Durant, Poder

October 8, 2018
Billboard
Sanford Biggers, Just Us
5
Oct
Activation

Sanford Biggers, Just Us

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

Shaun Leonardo, Trayvon Martin

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

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
Steve Locke, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)
15
Nov
Activation

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

Billboard.
November 15, 2018
Billboard
Steve Locke x Jubilee Arts, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)
19
Oct
Activation

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

October 19, 2018
Billboard
Stuart Sheldon, The Best Words
8
Oct
Activation

Stuart Sheldon, The Best Words

This artwork is also outside the Student Union and bookstore.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Susan Meiselas, 2:00 a.m. Arrest and documentation of twelve-year-old boy, Imperial Beach, CA, 1989
5
Oct
Activation

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

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Suzanne Lacy & Anna Ayeroff, ONE/US
5
Oct
Activation

Suzanne Lacy & Anna Ayeroff, ONE/US

Photograph from The Circle and the Square, Suzanne Lacy, 2016, photo by Susan Guzman
October 5, 2018
Billboard
Sydney King, us, in part
14
May
Activation

Sydney King, us, in part

Images and installations from us, in part and Photographic Columns by Sydney King are now on view as a part of our residency at the International Center of Photography Museum.us, in part is a meditation on the body and on photographic representation. King creates images through multiple exposures, physically masking the negative to hide and reveal certain parts of the body. In King’s process, she is interested in the unexpected connections that are formed between people, creating a new form of portraiture that aims to slow down the way we process photographic information.With Photographic Columns, King makes double-sided inkjet prints rolled into cylinders, displayed in variable size and formation, that seek to inspire the viewer to look at photographs beyond two-dimensionality.–Sydney King (b. 1995, San Francisco, California) is an artist working primarily in large format photography. Her work explores methods of unlearning photographic vision through intervening with the way the camera takes in light. King received her B.A. in Art & Archaeology from Princeton University in 2017, and attended the Yale School of Art Norfolk residency in 2016. Her work has been exhibited with the Dean Collection, Chashama, Site:Brooklyn, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and others. She will be a resident at VCCA in the summer of 2019.
May 14, 2019
Theaster Gates, Where Black Power Lives
5
Oct
Activation

Theaster Gates, Where Black Power Lives

October 5, 2018
Billboard
The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls
14
Feb
Activation

The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? This is the question posed in the first billboard of this public art project. Set against the project of the border fence, the piece asks the viewer to place themselves in the position migrant. It also asks us to consider where we are going together as a nation, and where divisive political language about immigration is leading us. Produced by For Freedoms and Magnum Foundation, this installation is part of The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, on view through June 30 inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The exhibition explores how personhood and community cohesion speak to and are formed by notions of dignity, inclusion and exclusion.
February 14, 2019
Billboard Exhibition
Tomashi Jackson, Alteronce in Hannah (Oliver Brown, et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, et al.)
8
Oct
Activation

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
Tom Sachs, Untitled
15
Nov
Activation

Tom Sachs, Untitled

Billboard.
November 15, 2018
Billboard
Travis Somerville, Nevermind, 2016
8
Oct
Activation

Travis Somerville, Nevermind, 2016

Courtesy of Maus Contemporary Also outside of the Bluford St. Campus Rec. Center.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
Trevor Paglen, Nov. 6
5
Oct
Activation

Trevor Paglen, Nov. 6

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

Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Not Spaceship Earth

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Tunkasila, We Are All Related
5
Oct
Activation

Tunkasila, We Are All Related

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Wendy Ewald, Christian
5
Oct
Activation

Wendy Ewald, Christian

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

Wesaam Al Badry, We Didn't Want War

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

Wesaam Al Badry, We Didn't Want War

October 26, 2018
Billboard
William Scott and David Byrne, Untitled
8
Oct
Activation

William Scott and David Byrne, Untitled

Made possible with generous support from Mitzi Johnson.
October 8, 2018
Billboard
William Scott x Imprint City, Untitled
15
Oct
Activation

William Scott x Imprint City, Untitled

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax
5
Oct
Activation

Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax
26
Oct
Activation

Wyatt Gallery, An Expensive Hoax

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Xaviera Simmons, FREEDOM IS NOT GUARANTEED
5
Oct
Activation

Xaviera Simmons, FREEDOM IS NOT GUARANTEED

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Yiyo Tirado, Ñema
15
Oct
Activation

Yiyo Tirado, Ñema

October 15, 2018
Billboard
Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank x Corcoran Gallery of Art, Self-Evident
22
Oct
Activation

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

October 22, 2018
Billboard
Zoë Buckman, Inaction Is Apathy
5
Oct
Activation

Zoë Buckman, Inaction Is Apathy

October 5, 2018
Billboard
Zoe Buckman, Jemima
25
Oct
Activation

Zoe Buckman, Jemima

October 25, 2018
Billboard
Zoe Buckman, Jemima
26
Oct
Activation

Zoe Buckman, Jemima

October 26, 2018
Billboard
Zoe Buckman x Light Work, Grab Em By The Ballots
28
Aug
Activation

Zoe Buckman x Light Work, Grab Em By The Ballots

August 28, 2018
Billboard

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