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.

Exhibiting artists are Sue Austin ~ La Vaughn Belle & Jeannette Ehlers ~ Maria Berrio ~ Raúl de NievesOmar Victor DiopVanessa German ~ Jah Grey ~ Baseera Khan ~ Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt ~ McCallum & Tarry: Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry ~ Rashaad NewsomeEbony G. Patterson ~ Jody Paulsen Thania Petersen ~ Lina PuertaFaith Ringgold ~ Athi-Patra RugaNep SidhuRose B. Simpson ~ Imani Uzuri ~ Lina Iris Viktor

Love, in the context of this exhibition, is defined by a commitment to the spiritual growth and interconnectedness of the individual, their community, and stewardship of the planet. Guided by the powerful words of bell hooks, “Were we all seeing more images of loving human interaction, it would undoubtedly have a positive impact on our lives.” The works in Radical Loveare grounded in ideas of devotion, abundance, and beauty; here, otherness and marginality is celebrated, adorned, and revered.

Radical Love, curated by Jaishri Abichandani and Natasha Becker will be on view at The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice from June 11 through August 17, 2019 located at 320 East 43rd Street, NYC.

This is a free event with Registration.

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