Hales Gallery is pleased to announce Hew Locke's inclusion in When Artists Speak Truth... a group exhibition at The 8th Floor Gallery, New York,
When Artists Speak Truth… is an exhibition conceived as a multi-vocal dialogue about how artists contribute to specific political transformation – from Soviet Russia to U.S. presidential elections – and have helped shape an expanded and more nuanced understanding of human rights and social justice over several decades.
From the art world to the real world, artists in the exhibition express a multitude of messages that collectively illustrate what happens when culture is used as will to power. Ranging from political posters, interactive installations, painting, drawing, and pedagogical display, to photography and sculpture, the selected works both enact and question the role artists play in communicating the issues affecting our broader culture.
When Artists Speak Truth… explores the ways in which artists engage in political messaging, borrowing methods from mass communication such as poster campaigns, graffiti, political portraiture and satire, public interventions, and varied forms of amplification, which demonstrate art’s ability to transmit and facilitate protest and critique. These forms of objection and commentary are uniquely possible in the context of art and the work of many artists in the exhibition has a continuing presence and widespread impact on public life.
When Artists Speak Truth...
12 November 2015 - 18 March 2016
The 8th Floor Gallery
17 West 17th Street
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