Radical Resistance to Xenophobia in the Age of Trump
Entry Deadline: Mar. 24, 2017
A CALL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE ART
ArtUnitied is organizing a group exhibition for artists who stand in radical opposition to the xenophobic and discriminatory policies of the Trump administration – particularly the assault on refugee and immigrant rights, the crack down on already marginalized communities, and the rollback of civil liberties in the name of protection and security.
We see the administration’s threat to defund sanctuary cities, of which New York City is one, as an affront to our humanity and all that makes our country uniquely inclusive, diverse, and extraordinary. And so we call on artists to fight back!
This exhibition will serve as a fundraiser to support the ongoing efforts of ArtUnited to amplify social causes through the visual arts; and in part to support the work of organizations defending the rights of migrants, refugees and those most marginalized by Trump’s policies of prejudice and fear.
ArtUnited brings together emerging and contemporary visual artists working at the intersection of art and social justice. We act as a gateway for artists to become better coordinated and to foster a global, activist, art community that builds solidarity and movement across borders. Through events, exhibitions, artist talks, panel discussions, and convenings, we work to bring the efforts of social justice artists to the forefront – inviting the public to view, explore, and engage in a dialogue on social change.
WHO CAN BECOME INVOLVED
Artists of all ages, cultural backgrounds, religions, races, genders, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, nationalities and immigrant status who stand in defiance and resistance to the policies of this administration.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Art that is visually compelling, thought-provoking, radical, edgy, and fearless! We call upon artists to come as warriors and activists, to challenge boundaries, and make courageous visual statements on behalf of the powerless and the voiceless.
WHEN : Last week of April or First week of March (Exact date to be confirmed very soon)
WHERE: Brooklyn, NY (Event location TBD)
THIS EXHIBITION IS A FUNDRAISER
We are asking artists to donate works which will be made available for sale. We aim to keep the cost of the artwork affordable and accessible, so please price your work between $1 – $100.