We are a global coalition that affirms the radical nature of art. We believe that art can help counter the rising rhetoric of right-wing populism and fascism, and its increasingly stark expressions of xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, and unapologetic intolerance.
We know that freedom is never granted—it is won. Justice is never given—it is exacted. Both must be fought for and protected, but both have never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp, as at this moment. As artists, it is our job and our duty to reimagine and reinvent social relations threatened by right-wing populist rule. It is our responsibility to stand in solidarity. We will not go quietly. It is our role and our opportunity, using our own particular forms and public spaces, to engage people in thinking together and debating ideas, with clarity and openness.
A series of contemporary art exhibitions that confront, head on, the rise of right-wing populism in the US and Europe and elsewhere. Exhibitions featuring critically engaged contemporary artists, and taking place in central art institutions as well as alternative spaces, will bring into public view statements, questions and reflections on the state we are in. They will do what art has always done: help envision the world in which we want to live.
All operations of the not-for-profit institution will be transparent and any profit will be donated to activist causes or help fund the coalition
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