Living in America: An Exhibition in Four Acts presents a wide range of practices and spotlights the relevance and adaptability of print formats during political upheaval and resistance. Works include conventional printmaking, mixed media incorporating found printed matter, and those informed by reproduction and dissemination.
Against the backdrop a global pandemic, social isolation, and unemployment, the countless unjust murders of Black Americans has sparked widespread, impassioned protests for the protection of Black lives—and reignited popular awareness of the structural inequities visited upon Indigenous, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ Americans and all Americans of color. Together, the four acts explore ways in which artists respond to the racism, violence, and societal inequality that the events of 2020 have pushed to the core.
Assembly room is wrapping up the presentation of acts I and II and is getting ready to unveil acts III and IV, titled: Love explores love as a radical approach to building a more inclusive society and Hope illuminates forgotten histories and imagines new futures respectively