feature: ‘power, protest, and resistance: the art of revolution’ exhibition

September 30, 2015

Until Oct 31, 2015, a new exhibition centered on political, social and cultural movements – entitled ‘Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution‘ – is on display at the Rush Arts Gallery, New York; curated by Oshun Layne and Daniel Simmons, and featuring over 100 artists. Daniel Simmons states: “’Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution’, is an exhibition designed to push the viewers to not only engage the work but to engage what is beneath the surface. Why is there such a growing rift among people and the forces that seek to impose governing on them? How do we change or remove an authority that is not responsive to the needs of the people? What is power? Who has it? And how is it used to change things for the better for everyone? With nearly 100 artists participating, this exhibition will act as a call to action. As we use these works of art to grapple with this subject matter, we will create a dialogue on how as a people we can change this world. Change starts in the spirits, minds, and hearts of the people and art is one of the most potent ways I know to reach those areas.” See some of the featured art (by Jamaican artist Rohan Clarke) below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

Photos by Hollis King