Power, Protest, and Resistance | The Art of Revolution

Sept 24th - Oct 31, 2015
Curated by Oshun Layne and Daniel Simmons
Rush Arts Gallery
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New York, NY 10001
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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation announces Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution
A powerful multi-venue exhibition featuring over 100 diverse artists

NEW YORK-Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is proud to announce the opening of this fall exhibition season’s most challenging and powerful event, Protest, Power and Resistance: The Art of Revolution. The exhibition is curated by the co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Danny Simmons and up-and-coming curator Oshun Layne.  Encompassing three non-profit venues throughout New York City and the work of nearly 100 of the boldest and most diverse artists working today, worksin virtually every medium will represent the power of the visual form in connecting with political, social and cultural movements. This much-anticipated exhibition opens September 24th at our Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, September 25th at the Skylight Gallery at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, and September 17th at the Salena Gallery on the Brooklyn Campus of LIU.

Each venue’s exhibition will include a range of public programs and events, all available for free to the public, including but not limited to artist talks, performances, screenings, panel discussions and programs for young people.

Of the exhibition theme, Co-curator Danny Simmons explains, “Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution, is an exhibition designed to push the viewers to not only engage the work but to engage what is beneath the surface. Why is there such a growing rift among people and the forces that seek to impose governing on them? How do we change or remove an authority that is not responsive to the needs of the people? What is power? Who has it? And how is it used to change things for the better for everyone? With nearly 100 artists participating, this exhibition will act as a call to action. As we use these works of art to grapple with this subject matter, we will create a dialogue on how as a people we can change this world. Change starts in the spirits, minds, and hearts of the people and art is one of the most potent ways I know to reach those areas.”

Including the works of Cey Adams, Laylah Amatullah Barry, Michael Paul Britto, Rohan Clarke, Molly Crabapple, Sophia Dawson, Nicky Enright, Jas Knight, Jerome Lagarrigue, Kristine Mays, Pablo Mustafa, Otto Neal, Alexandria Smith, Tafa, Tim Okanura, Lisa Zhou, and many more, Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution is a program of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Russell Simmons, Danny Simmons and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons in 1995 to provide meaningful arts education experiences for underserved youth, and professional support to underrepresented contemporary artists. 

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