We promote our community through pop-up festivals that present exhibitions of socially engaged artists, in dialogue with an Activism Market showcasing ethical designers and makers.
WHEN & WHERE
SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 20, 2019
32 Orchard st, New York, NY 10001
The theme for the 2019 festival is Dignity: Care for Each Other and Our Planet. Self-represented artists, small and nomadic galleries were selected following an "Open Call" and thoughtful review process by our curatorial committee. Selected works explore themes of identity, inequality, immigration, forced separation, and environmental degradation. The exhibition aims to inspire reflection, dialogue and action.
CURATORIAL COMMITTEE, SPEAKERS & ADVISORS
Because of the breadth and sensitivity of the festival's subject matter, we created a curatorial committee, and worked with peer cultural institutions as well as community and social justice organizations in order to incorporate a broad range of ideas and viewpoints.
Our free, public programming aims to spur reflection, dialogue and action.
Exhibition Opening Reception
Wednesday, Sep 25, 6-8PM Join us as we celebrate the socially engaged artists, makers, designers and advocacy organizations participating in the Art and Social Activism Festival
Wed - Sun | Sept 25 - Oct 20 | 11am - 7pm Socially engaged designers and makers will display their ethical products for sale in an adjacent gallery to the exhibition, creating a visual dialogue with the art works on view