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Art & Democracy VI

The City of West Hollywood Presents
Visual Artists Guild
Creativity Dies Under Tyranny

(Photo provided courtesy of the City of West Hollywood)

 


ART & DEMOCRACY VI

The sixth in a series of art exhibitions by Visual Artists Guild with the theme of Art & Democracy.  Our participating artists from all over the world responded with their artworks that address the issues of human rights, immigrants rights, democratic aspirations, social justice and freedom of speech and expression.  This event attempts to keep alive the dialogue of Freedom and Democracy and to highlight the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of Eastern Europe.  With this exhibit, Visual Artists Guild hopes to create a space for the world to celebrate human rights, freedom of speech and democracy.  Specials events include artist meet-and-greets, a Democracy Forum, and an Artists forum.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTSAlex Currie ●  Andre Ajibade ● Antwon Key ● Beata Pozniak ● Bing Weng ● Catherine Bauknight ● Charles Sherman ● Chen Weiming ● Chiho Harazaki ● Di Lin ● Diana Wong ●  Eliza Ortega Montilla ● Fong So ● Hugo Ruggiero ● Jared Fortunato ● Judy Lue ● Julie Li Zhu ● Madeline Hernandez ● Labkland Olfatmanesh ● Lily Honglei ● Liz Covington ● Meridith McNeal ● Nicole Jeffords ● Rachel Hebert – Kate Nicholson ● Renee Amitai ● Shaomin Li ● Sinan Leong Revell ● Stacey Gregory ● Vivian Wenhuey Chen

CURATOR: Selene Tellez

WHEN:     Opening Reception September 7, 2019,   from 1 to 5 p.m.
WHERE:    Long Hall ( inside Plummer Park).
1200 N. Vista Street, West Hollywood, Ca 90048

DATES & HOURS OPEN:
Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 1st to Sept 25th, 2019,   from 1 to 5 p.m.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:


OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m.

DEMOCRACY FORUM – HONG KONG Saturday, Sept. 14th, 2019,  from 2 to 4 p.m.  Door opens at 1 p.m.

Specials guests from Hong Kong Forum and Amnesty International will discuss the current situation on the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong.

Everything you want to know about Hong Kong now. The Lennon Wall of Prague and Hong Kong will be replicated. Artists and guests are invited to participate in drawing or writing on the wall.

ARTISTS FORUM Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2019,  from 2 to 4 p.m.  Door opens at 1 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, go to www.ArtandDemocracy.org

By Lily Honglei

Lily Honglei, artist collaborate from Beijing, is currently base in United States. Their creative projects integrate digital imaging technologies, such as Augmented Realty, Virtual Reality and digital animation, with traditional art mediums to comment on current global societies as well as the relationship between Asian cultural heritages and globalization. Their projects received awards and grants from Creative Capital, New York Foundation of Arts Fellowship and Fiscal Sponsorship, New York States Council on the Arts, Queens Art Council, among others.

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