Black Lives Matters Banners
Who's Chelsea Manning?
Flags of Iraq
United We Stand Stand
We Are The 99%
The Voice That Arms
Itself To Be Heard
Altar of Hope
Elect A Madman
You Get Madness
Brought to You By
Seal of the President
Homes & Gardens
John Walker Lindh
By All Means Necessary
The King of Pop
By A Jury of
Los Angeles May 2 - May 10, 2015 Mon-Fri: 6-10 Sat & Sun: 10-4 & 6-10
3741 S. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90016
Over 600 artists working at all levels and in all media submitted work for the large exhibition that serves as the focal point of RESPOND. More than 200 voices of artists living across the country and internationally from seven countries were selected and will be represented in sculpture, video, and two-dimensional work—including emerging artists, mid-career artists, and young people exhibiting side-by-side.
Atikur Abdul, Derrick Adams, Doba Afolabi, Eozen Agopian, All Hands on Deck, Ben Altman, Albert Areizaga, Andrea Arroyo, Carole Ashley, Ron Baron, Amanda Barragry, Kimberly Becoat, Anthea Behm, Allison Behrstock, Daniel Bejar, Guy Ben-Ari, Jesus Benavente, Nina Berman, Sanford Biggers, Tom Bogaert, Patricia Brace, Faith Briggs, Michael Paul Britto, Elliott Brown, Melissa Calderon, Luisa Caldwell, Crystal Z Campbell, David Cassidy, Colin Chase, Bivas Chaudhuri, Mel Chin, William Claps, Tim Clifford, Tracy Collins, William Cordova, Brandon Cox, Molly Crabapple, Carla Cubit, Damien Davis, André LeRoy Davis, Sophia Dawson, Sharon De La Cruz, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Joseph DeLappe, Esteban del Valle, Elizabeth Dorbad, Luba Drozd, Oasa DuVerney, Alexander Dwinell, Louise Eastman, Melissa Eder, Savior Elmundo, Nicky Enright, Liz Ensz, Stevenson Estimé, Sarah Farahat, Danielle Faulkner, Nona Faustine, Felipe Galindo, Rico Gatson, Daniel Giles, Jessica Goehring, Kyle Goen, Tami Gold, Shane Gooding, Kearra Gopee, Risha Gorig, Morgan Green, Emily Greenberg, Sanae Guerin, Ronald Hall, Ryan Hanson, Carla Jay Harris, Christopher Harrison, Heather Hart, Sharon Hayes, Mary Henderson, Rohan Henry, YK Hong, Germaine "Coco" Howard, HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, Akiko Ichikawa, Tomashi Jackson, Shani Jamila, Steffani Jemison, Olalekan Jeyifous, Ann Johnson, Leon Johnson, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Olivia Johnston, Ayesha Jordan, David Joseph Jr, Dana Kane, Gautam Kansara, Kylene Kasch, Jerry Kearns, Coby Kennedy, Leslie Kerby, Basil Kincaid, Noelle King, Nsenga Knight, Mensa Kondo, Sandra Koponen, Anthony Lee, JC Lenochan, Jeremy Levine, Lmnopi, Dave Loewenstein, Vidho Lorville, Miguel Luciano, Wolf Luman, Kara Lynch, Jason Maas, Nina Macintosh, Maya Mackrandilal, Rhasaan Manning, Christina Massey, Rose Materdomini, Bud McNichol, Myra Miller, Al Miller, Amaris Modesto, Mario Moore, Ti-Rock Moore, Nyeema Morgan, Margaret Murphy, NCA 2nd Period Dance Class, Doris Neidl, NYC Solidarity with Palestine, Christopher Oates, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, Shaw Osha, Zakiya Owens, Mario Padilla, Kwan Taeck Park, Jason Patterson, Jessica Ann Peavy, Joshua Peters, Andrew Phan, Mary Pinto, Terrance Pitts, Jenny Polak, Carol Quint, Sarah Quinter, Issa Randall, Kameelah Rasheed, Nadine Renazile, Ayla Rexroth, Roberto Rischmaui, Shellyne Rodriguez, Benjamin Rojas, Margaret Roleke, Bayete Ross Smith, Russ Rowland, Jaffia Royes, Jude Rubenstein, Cynthia Ruse, Ashleigh Sampson, Sarah Sandman, Romulo Sans, Mariel Santana, Sol Sax, Cesali Scarola, Dread Scott, Jean Seestadt, Jessica Segall, Beldan Sezen, Rudy Shepherd, Greg Sholette, Kim Sillen, Jeffrey Sims, Monifa Skerritt-Perry, Sable Smith, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Fedele Spadafora, Savannah Spirit, Kurt Steger, Preach Sun, Dan Tague, Megan Tatem, Mirland Terlonge, Hank Willis Thomas, Ebony Thompson, Melissa Vandenberg, Kelly Vetter, Dareece Walker, Jordan Weber, Leila Weefur, Daryl Wells, Nafis White, Michelle Williams, Divine Williams, JB Wilson, Spencer Wolff, Jave Yoshimoto, Or Zubalsky + H??ng Ngô, Sarah Zucker
Smack Mellon's current Studio Artists Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison, and Dread Scott worked with Smack Mellon staff as lead organizers of RESPOND.
Smack Mellon's 5,000 square foot gallery is being provided to community organizers, activists, artists, writers and performers to organize, collaborate, speak, perform, teach, lead and act.
Events will continue to be planned and presented throughout the run of the exhibition. A calendar of events will be updated regularly on our website, www.smackmellon.org.
92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Opening: Friday September 27th 6pm – Sunday September 29th 6pm.
Location: Water Street, Btwn Main and Washington Streets, Brooklyn NY 11201
Now that the face of court-martialed Private Manning, with army cap askew, has been splashed on the front pages fewer people need to ask, Who’s Chelsea Manning? But who is Chelsea, really?
Artist Kyle Goen created 1,600 transparent colored flags, in reference to the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. White House address, to make up the installation "Who’s Chelsea Manning?". The installation will appear, from afar, as a mammoth pixelated image of that famous face and cap, hanging across Water Street as part of this year's DUMBO Arts Festival, September 27, 28 & 29, 2013.
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia
March 02, - April 14, 2013
Ian Potter Foundation Gallery
This exhibition showcases some of the most artistically arresting posters created in Australia and internationally which have engaged with critical social issues of our time such as war, racism, sexism, AIDS, environmental destruction, nuclear proliferation, consumerism, and political leadership.
Got the Message? surveys the field of social and political posters over the last 50 years, from 1960s protest posters through to contemporary works when the printed word and image is being strongly challenged by new social media.
The exhibition includes work by internationally renowned artists and designers including Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Tomi Ungerer, Klaus Staeck, Moichi Umemura, Yossi Lemel, Maciej Urbanic, Lex Drewinski, and Henryk Tomaszewski. There will also be important posters by John Lennon/Yoko Ono, Keith Haring, Robbie Conal, Shepard Fairey and feminist warriors the Guerrilla Girls.
While the exhibition focuses on the 1970s and 80s when Australian poster collectives were tackling the pressing issues of that era, it will also include significant posters from the new generation of Australian graphic designers and artists employing digital technology and other media in their quest to reach more hearts and minds.
It will include a strong contingent of highly-charged international posters, few of which have been seen in Australia before. There will be large and representative groups of posters relating to the Vietnam War (USA), May 1968 (France), 'Solidarity' (Poland), Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Amnesty International, as well as to more recent outbreaks of dissent such as the Occupy movement.
Photographic documentation of selected posters in situ and a range of other protest media will provide an essential backdrop to the exhibition.
The exhibition is supported by a comprehensive illustrated catalogue which explores the essential history and social context in which these images were created and examines the future of the poster, the role of humour and the problematic function of propaganda and ideology. It will also discuss the social role that posters can play in our digital age.
September 27th - October 27th 2012
126 Front Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
Thursday September 27th from 6-9pm
With a performance by Heavy Birds and beats by Sonny Choo.
June 15 - July 27, 2012
Opening Reception Friday,
June 15, 6-8pm
Friday, July 27, 6-8 pm
Curator: Sara Reisman
Artists: Firelei Baez, Matthew Cowan, Hubert Czerepok, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Pablo Helguera, Christopher K. Ho, Yoko Inoue, LoVid, Umesh Maddanahalli, Dread Scott and Kyle Goen, Allison Smith, Juliana Irene Smith, Shinique Smith, and Elisabeth Smolarz.
United We Stand Stand is a performance by Dread Scott & Kyle Goen. In the project Scott & Goen are vendors operating a stand that sells t-shirts bearing the popular slogan “United We Stand.” The slogan became a rallying cry in the US after the September 11, 2001 attacks, affirming US patriotism and unquestioning acceptance of American wars and occupations.
The United We Stand Stand will feature shirts with this slogan but unlike the shirts that they reference, they will not be emblazoned with the US flag. Rather the slogan will appear beneath the Iraqi, Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian flags. Scott and Goen will attempt to sell the shirts and will engage in conversation with the public as they do so.
The performance will take place on the sidewalk in New York’s Times Square, a destination of tourists and an icon of America. As an absurd gesture, the performance takes the entrepreneurship of street vendors selling inexpensive wares as its foundation. By selling shirts in a public square calling for unity with countries that the US is waging war in or occupying, the performance encourages people to think about patriotism, including but not limited to US patriotism, the moral responsibility of people in the US for the wars waged in our name, consumer culture, fashion and the logic of (petty) capitalism.
The shirts themselves are limited edition screen-printed artworks.
On the evening of Monday April 11th at Harlem Stage (NYC) there will be an extraordinary celebration of revolution and the vision of a whole new world.
As part of this event, Dread Scott and I have curated a bad ass exhibition that will be on view the night of the celebration.
Guerrilla Girls BroadBand
SEN ONE UZN
Hank Willis Thomas
The evening as a whole will be an evening of great inspiration.
Some of the nights performers include: Ruby Dee
reg e. gaines
Master of Ceremonies Alan Cumming
Honoring Shirin Neshat
Performances by Barbara Sukowa, members of Yvonne Rainer’s group, Chica Vas and more
Dessert by Jennifer Rubell
Installations by artists Zach Rockhill and Kyle Goen
Quickie couture designed by KRELwear
Music by DJ Tikka Masala and Pierce Jackson
Silent auction of Performa Editions and Ephemera until 10 pm
Attire for the evening is RED!
located at 289 Kent Avenue
September 17th and 18th
Doors open at 8pm
Entry is $8
showcases designs by:
Saddle Tramps Collection
Ruffeo Hearts Lil' Snotty
Total Crap Uninc.
La China Loca
Robot Death Cult
Friday Music Performers:
Bad Credit No Credit
DJ Jim Thirwell, DJ Hamish Kilgour, DJ Wolfy, DJ K0unt Zery0
Saturday Music Performers
Dub No Dub
DJ Jonathan Toubin of Soulclap Danceoff
September 3, 2010
7pm - 9pm
172 Duane Street
Joseph Wolf Grazi
Elena Perez Guembe
Andrew Russell Thomas
May 4, 2010 6-9PM
The Dash Gallery
172 Duane Street NY NY 10013
with special musical guests
This is the last chance to see this exhibition at The Dash Gallery.
There will be new limited edition works on paper available.
curated by John Sims
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery NY, NY 10012
2 - 3:30pm
PoeticReFlections Featuring Poets:
Bob Holman, Monica de la Torre and Edwin Torre
Music: Yael Acher and Brother Num
8 - 10pm
The Performative Responses
hosted by the NYU Rhythm
of Structure Class
Featuring Works/Performances by
Eboni Hogan/Jon Sands
John Sims and The Rhythm
of Structure Class
and Special Guests
Bowery Poetry Club/JohnSimsProjects
in Association with Ringling College of Art and Design
Rhythm of Structure
Art and Poetic Reflection
September 11- August 30, 2010
The Dash Gallery Presents
"The Politics of Art"
Thursday April 15th 6-8pm
The Dash Gallery
172 Duane Street, NYC
A panel discussion with:
Paul d. Miller aka DJ Spooky
Thus event will be followed by an invitation only cocktail reception.
Live music will be preformed by
McKenzie Eddy and
DJ Ski Beatz
The gallery is asking for a donation
($10 min) to help further art events
and projects such as this.
March 25th - May 6th, 2010
Opening March 25th 7-11pm
Erykah Badu and Damon Dash
with music by
Rashad "Ringo" "Tumblin Dice" Smith
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ruffeo Hearts Lil' Snotty
Robot Death Cult
SDN (Showing Feb 21)
Tar and Feather
Total Crap Uninc.
Saddle Tramps Collection
8:00 PM at RED BULL SOUNDCLASH @ VICTORY PLAZA
VICTORY PLAZA - American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201
I'll being participating in the open studios Saturday-Sunday 1-6
Total Crap Uninc.
NinkyBink with Angel Lust
No Name Collective
DJ C0unt Zyr0
Davis Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, May 7, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Logan Square - In front of the Family Court Building - 18th and Vine Streets
"or does it explode?" is a multi-media work of public art created by Dread Scott and Philadelphia youth through MAP's ArtWorks! program while Mr. Scott was in residence with the Mural Arts Program during summer 2009.
This outdoor installation consists of twelve human-scale full body photographic portraits of the teenagers in illuminated lightboxes supplemented by an audio component. The illuminated photographs are parallel to the ground and, by their placement and arrangement, reference graves. But unlike graves, which connote finality and death, these images and accompanying audio are be full of light and life. The contradiction between images of teenagers full of life, speaking about their dreams, and their display in a grave-like manner is intended to encourage visitors to the site to see the youth as beautiful and deserving a bright future in sharp contrast to their lived reality in a society which often silences their dreams and lives.
"or does it explode" draws inspiration from Langston Hughes' poem Harlem.
"or does it explode" will be temporarily installed in Logan Square in the heart of Philadelphia's civic and business center, directly in front of Philadelphia Family Court.
For more information, please contact Emily Squires, ArtWorks! Assistant Program Manager, at 215.685.0752 or email@example.com.
10 Jay Street Suite 206
Brooklyn, New York 11201
A night of music, poetry, speaker and much much more
100% of the proceeds will be donated to 4 youth centers within 4 refugee camps in the West Bank
Special performances by
Shadia Mansour, G.O.D., A-ALIKES, Marcel Cartier, Mohammed Yahya
Poetry by Remi Kanazi
Music by Vega Benetton
Presented by The "Hands Off Gaza" Adhoc Committee, Existence Is Resistance & Price Tags. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (917) 613-6065
Rap music has had a long tradition of giving voice to impoverished lives and expressing the frustrations of the oppressed. Jackie Salloum's revealing documentary charts the origin and growth of the Palestinian hip-hop movement, profiling groups who use music as a catalyst for self-esteem and to oppose Israeli occupation. Some, like Tamar, the leader of DAM, express gratitude to American rappers like Tupac and Chuck D, while others find parallels between ghetto life under military occupation and life in urban America.
February 27 - March 18, 2009
Opening reception 4 - 6pm
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Exhibition jury and critique of student work Tuesday, March 10, 12:30pm
by Eleanor Heartney, Larry Litt
and Kyle Goen
October 29 - November 29, 2008
Curated by Dread Scott, Kyle Goen and Hajarah Abdus-Sabur
Artists: Melanie Baker, Wafaa Bilal,
Sandow Birk, Emory Douglas,
Hasan Elahi, Jon Hendricks, Arnold Mesches, Naeem Mohaiemen, Sheryl Oring, Jenny Polak, Martha Rosler,
Jackie Salloum, Hank Willis Thomas
and Raphael Zollinger
When the President of the United States
says, "You're either with us or you're
with the terrorists", Sedition is the only
option. In an era of war, lies and torture,
Sedition is the only option. When Black
people are left to suffer and die in a
flooded city, when cops fire fifty shots at
an unarmed person and are later found
inculpable, when nooses are hanging in
Jena, Louisiana, Sedition is the only
option. Empires demand Sedition*.
*Sedition \si-di-shen\ noun: conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state - American Heritage Dictionary