Ford Foundation Gallery Presents ‘Cantando Bajito: Testimonies’ in March

 

 

 

Credit Line: Leonilda González, Novias revolucionarias I (Revolutionary brides I), 1968.
Courtesy of Ministerio de Educación y Cultura Uruguay. Photo by Sebastian Bach.

Translated into English as “singing softly,” the exhibition series title is drawn from a phrase used by Dora María Téllez Argüello, a now-liberated Nicaraguan political prisoner, to describe the singing exercises she did while she was incarcerated in isolation. Helping her to conserve her voice and defeat the political terror she endured, Téllez’s quiet singing became a powerful strategy for survival and resistance. Conceived in three movements, Cantando Bajito features artists who explore similar forms of creative resistance in the wake of widespread gender-based violence.

The exhibition is curated by Isis Awad, Roxana Fabius, and Beya Othmani ~ and will be on view from March 5 to May 4, 2024. An Opening Reception will be held on March 5th from 5-7pm with RSVP.

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‘What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI’ at The Ford Foundation Gallery

 

 

 

Morehshin Allahyari, ماه طلعت / Moon-Faced (detail), 2022, monitor, mirror frame, video. Courtesy of the artist.

The Ford Foundation Gallery is pleased to present What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI, curated by Mashinka Firunts Hakopian and Meldia Yesayan, on view September 7 – December 9, 2023. Please join The Ford Foundation Gallery for opening week events: a celebration with the artists on Thursday, September 7, 6 – 8pm featuring a special performance by artist Lauren Lee McCarthy and a curator-led exhibition tour on Friday, September 8, at 12pm. Events are free and open to the public. Please note, there is limited capacity for the curator-led tour.

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The Ford Foundation Gallery Gathers Prominent Artists/Activists for the Exhibition ‘No Justice Without Love’

 

 

 

James Yaya Hough, Untitled, 2008-2016, paper, colored pencil. courtesy of the artist and JTT NYC

The Ford Foundation Gallery is pleased to present No Justice Without Love, guest curated by Daisy Desroisers, on view April 4 – June 30, 2023. No Justice Without Love brings together the transformational work of artists, activists, and allied donors who make up the Art For Justice Fund community.

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Ford Foundation Gallery NYC will Reopen its Gallery in June with the Exhibition ‘everything slackens in a wreck’

 

 

 

Kelly Sinnapah Mary, Notebook of No Return: Memories, 2022. Acrylic on canvas. Photo: Sebastian Bach

The Ford Foundation Gallery has announced the reopening of its gallery to an in-person exhibition on June 1, presenting everything slackens in a wreck, curated by Andil Gosine. The metaphor of wreckage evokes colonialism and the destruction left in its wake, but it also echoes what the exhibition’s curator calls the “wrecking work” of marginalized peoples who answer this destruction with art that invents its own subversive forms of order, rendering alternate visions of existence, and co-existence, imaginable, and therefore possible. Featuring the work of four artists with a shared diasporic heritage, everything slackens in a wreck is the first show to appear in the Ford Foundation Gallery space since its closure in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ford Foundation Presents ‘Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 8’

 

 

 

Image caption: Indira Allegra, Texere, 2022.

The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice at Ford Foundation Gallery presents ‘Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 8‘ on February 24th from 3:00 to 4:15pm on Zoom.

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Ford Foundation ~ Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 7

 

 

Still of Allison Leigh Holt creating Stitching the Future with Clues

Stitching the Future with Clues is an experimental documentary that looks at neurodivergence as a way of knowing, through a cybernetic lens. Combining animated diagrams, video and audio feedback processes, and expanded media techniques, Stitching the Future with Cluesdraws from Holt’s article “Feedback Structures, Ways of Knowing, and Neurodivergence(PUBLIC #59), and asks one to consider feedback systems as a medium for understanding the sensing, processing, and exchanging of information happening not just in human minds and brains, but within and between all scales of intelligent life. This film explores the post-humanist sense-making of neurodivergence: differently-attuned to temporal, psychic, and environmental embodied experience.

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Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 6 ~ a Virtual Event by Ford Foundation

 

 

Image caption: Still from Piecing Myself Back Together After The World Has Ended Image Alt Text: A triptych of images zoomed in to soil, grass, and orange fungus. American Sign Language (ASL) and Real-Time Captioning (CART) will be available during the event.

Kiyan Williams: Piecing Myself Back Together After The World Has Ended ~ exhibition curated by Jessica A. Cooley and Ann M. Fox.

Working fluidly across sculpture, video, and performance, Kiyan Williams is attracted to quotidian, unconventional materials and methods that evoke the historical, political, and ecological forces that shape individual and collective bodies. Piecing Myself Back Together After The World Has Ended is a new video in a series of works which furthers the artist’s aesthetic and conceptual exploration of Blackness, ecology, and trans/gressive subjectivity; wherein bodies are in process, oscillate in legibility, and blur the boundaries between self and other forms of sentient life.

Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 6 is a Virtual Event to be held on Thursday, September 23 from 6:00 ~ 7:00pm.

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Ford Foundation Gallery presents ‘Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 5’

 

 

 

An outline of a black rectangle on top of a light gray background. On either side of the black rectangle are slightly blurry vertical hot pink and dark gray lines. Image courtesy of fierce pussy.

The Ford Foundation Gallery’s online exhibition, curated by Jessica A. Cooley and Ann M. Fox, is a multi-module exhibition series that rolled out over the course of 2020 – 2021. Drawn from some of the leading artists and scholars addressing the lived experience of disability today, Indisposable addresses the urgent questions of our moment where pandemic and demands for racial justice intersect.

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Ford Foundation Gallery Presents ‘Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 4’ an Online Event on April 30th

 

 

Film still from Raisa Kabir’s House Made of Tin (A Socially Distanced Weaving Performance); People in colorful clothing and face masks weave multicolored yarn onto a geometric structure outside at a spacious green park.

The Ford Foundation Gallery invites the public to Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 4: Raisa Kabir ‘House Made of Tin’ (A Socially Distanced Weaving Performance) an Online exhibition and performance, Friday, April 30th.

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Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women on view at Ford Foundation Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Per(Sister) at Ford Foundation Gallery NYC

The Ford Foundation Gallery will open its doors to Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana, exploring one of the most critical issues of inequality and injustice facing our nation today through the lens of a population too often overlooked.

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‘Utopian Imagination’ to Open at Ford Foundation in September

 

 

 

Mariko Mori, Miko No Inori, 1996. Photo courtesy of the artist

The Ford Foundation will open its doors to the new exhibition, Utopian Imagination. Curated by Jaishri Abichandani, the show brings together works by 14 diverse artists from around the world, and closes out the inaugural year of exhibitions at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice’s beautiful new gallery.

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Radical Love to open at The Ford Foundation

 

 

Image: Athi-Patra Ruga, Umesiyakazi in Waiting, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD. Photo: Hayden Phipps

Through the theme of Utopian Imagination, the trilogy of exhibitions in the gallery’s inaugural year create a trajectory toward a more just future. The first exhibition, Perilous Bodies(March 4 – May 11, 2019), examined injustice through the intersecting lens of violence, race, gender, ethnicity, and class. Radical Love responds to the first show by offering love as the answer to a world in peril.

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The Ford Foundation Inaugural Gallery Exhibition ~ Perilous Bodies

 

 

 

The entrance to the inaugural exhibition, Perilous Bodies at Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation announced the opening of its art gallery, an innovative exhibition space dedicated to presenting multidisciplinary art, performance, and public programming by artists committed to exploring issues of justice and injustice. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Perilous Bodies, opens March 5th.

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