This month, the Untitled Space gallery in Tribeca will present a group exhibition entitled One Year of Resistance. The title of the show refers to the amount of time Donald Trump has been president and the tense and divisive political atmosphere his time in office has brought.
Curated by gallery director Indira Cesarine, the show features work by more than 80 artists working with a variety of medium to address the numerous issues our society faces such as immigration rights, women’s rights, transgender rights, health care, climate change, white supremacy, gender equality, gun control, sexual harassment, and countless other issues which have sparked mass protest throughout the United States and abroad over the past year.
One Year of Resistance is a follow-up to an earlier show at the gallery entitled Uprise/Angry Women which opened the week of Trump’s inauguration. “This is an important time to reflect on the last year and how Trump’s presidency has impacted our society. Since the election, we have been faced with extremes living in a country which has become increasingly divisive and threatening to civil and human rights. . . The exhibition One Year of Resistance give voices to artists from all backgrounds, genders and ages in light of these controversial issues that have brought millions to the streets in protest. Throughout history, art has always played a significant role when it comes to representing the sentiments of the populace. It is crucial for the voices of the people to continue to be heard,” explains Cesarine.
Highlights of the show include a yellow and red neon sign in the shape of the U.S.A. by Touba Alipour that reads “Closed for Renovation,” an image of a gun next to a package of oral contraceptives lying on a silk sheet surrounded by rose petals by Signe Pierce, and a painting by Cabell Molina inspired by Roy Lichtenstein of an animated woman crying with the caption that indicates her saying “How Could I Have Known It Would Come To This?”
At Untitled Space, 45 Lispenard St., Unit 1W, Jan. 16.-Feb. 4. The gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and weekends from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION January 16th
Press + VIP Preview 4pm – 6pm // Opening 6pm – 9pm