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Up-Coming Exhibition

Art Against Racism: Manifesting Beloved Community
January 11 to February 26, 2022
Opening Reception: January 16, 2022 (virtual and in-person) 

In partnership with Art Against Racism, a 501(c)3 organization, this exhibition invites artists to explore what it means to live in a nation or world designed around social and economic justice without the ills of structural racism. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beloved Community” represents a global vision where all people share in the wealth of a healed planet. Submissions that speak to or re-envision society’s transformation into a world of healthy people, relationships and communities in personal or public contexts are encouraged. Works on paper/canvas, 3d works, digital media, videos, music compositions, text-based works, documentation of community actions, zines and performative actions/ their scripts, are all welcome.

The exhibition will be housed in two locations – at West Windsor Arts in Princeton Junction and at Whole World Arts at MarketFair Shopping Center. Selected work will also be shown in online galleries at Artagainstracism.org. 

JUROR
Artist Sonia E. Barrett. Born in the UK of Jamaican and German parentage, Sonia E. Barrett grew up in Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Cyprus, and the UK. She studied Literature at the University of St Andrews Scotland and her MFA at Transart Institute Berlin/New York. Sonia is a MacDowell fellow and has been recognised by the Premio Ora prize, NY Art-Slant showcase for sculpture, and the Neo Art Prize. Learn more about her work at https://www.sebarrett.com.

JUROR’S STATEMENT
Structural racism continues to be applied to our lived lives affecting the environment, the choices we are allowed to make about what we eat, how we get educated, how we meet each other and how we grow, based on where we live, where our communities are mostly found and what is allowed to happen in them and what is not zoned for.  

What other visions does art offer, how can it recontextualise us or point to ways out of/beyond/or differently within this context? Submissions that re-vision are welcome both beyond or within the lived parameters of our communities.

Artists are invited to learn more about the Open Call for Art HERE