This project pays tribute to those who have taken to the streets to voice their frustration with the status quo. Working within the physical parameters of a gallery space, as well as off-site, the show explores the gap between the cause and the toll, the drive for change, and the need to recover. The works presented use formal and aesthetic artistic strategies as an adjustment to the dominance of lens-based images by which these extraordinary actions are usually mediated in the news, social media, and other conventions of story and picture distribution.
Hank Willis Thomas. Strike, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shaiman Gallery, New York.
Artists in the exhibition include Khalid Albaih, Lara Baladi, Sharon Chin, Chow Chun-fai, Rachael Haynes, Eugenia Vargas Peirera, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Josué Rivas, and Hank Willis Thomas.
In conjunction with The Protest and The Recuperation the Gallery will issue a richly illustrated publication co-edited by Betti-Sue Hertz and Sreshta Rit Premnath.