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Exhibition: Radical Love at the Ford Foundation Center For Social Justice Gallery, NY


  • Ford Foundation Gallery 320 East 43rd Street New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)

This is a free event with Registration.

Exhibition Opening
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM

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.

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.

Curated by Jaishri Abichandani and Natasha Becker. Exhibiting Artists: Sue Austin ~ La Vaughn Belle & Jeannette Ehlers ~ Maria Berrio ~ Raúl de Nieves ~ Omar Victor Diop ~ Vanessa German ~ Jah Grey ~ Baseera Khan ~ Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt ~ McCallum & Tarry: Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry ~ Rashaad Newsome ~ Ebony G. Patterson ~ Jody Paulsen ~ Thania Petersen ~ Lina Puerta ~ Faith Ringgold ~ Athi-Patra Ruga ~ Nep Sidhu ~ Rose B. Simpson ~ Imani Uzuri ~ Lina Iris Viktor