June 7 – July 29, 2016 at 524 West 24th Street
June 30 – July 29, 2016 at 513 West 20th Street
Opening reception for the exhibition: Tuesday, June 7th, from 6 – 8 PM at 524 West 24th Street.
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce For Freedoms. As the first artist-run super PAC, For Freedoms uses art to inspire deeper political engagement in the 2016 American Presidential election. On June 7th, the For Freedoms headquarters will open to the public at our 24th Street location. An expansion of the For Freedoms exhibition will open at our 20th Street location on June 30th with additional artists and programming.
Co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms raises awareness of the impact of money on our political system and questions the notion of “freedom” in the twin contexts of art and politics. “Our mission is to use the super PAC apparatus to encourage new forms of critical discourse surrounding the 2016 presidential election.” - Eric Gottesman.
For Freedoms is a collaboration between Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Wyatt Gallery, Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, Michelle Woo, and Albert James Ignacio. Additional artists collaborating with the super PAC will include:
Nina Chanel Abney
Justin Brice Guariglia
Matthew Day Jackson
People's Kitchen Collective
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Bayeté Ross Smith
Hank Willis Thomas
Mark and Laurence Tribe
Carrie Mae Weems
As part of a long history of artists addressing the political institutions of the societies in which they work, the work included will support candidates who promote a real exchange of ideas, who promote all voices, and who approach politics as a form of civic service. “We believe it’s time for artists to become more involved in the political process.” - Hank Willis Thomas.
The exhibited artworks will then be transformed into advertisements and positioned nationwide on billboards, as well as print and digital media spaces as a form of public “gallery”.
Please visit www.forfreedoms.org to get involved!
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For additional information and photographic material please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.