Art for Black Lives - Round Five - 2021
Artists raising money for the Black Trans Community.
Art for Black Lives allows artists to donate fine art digital prints for sale, with all profits providing resource support to the Black Trans Community. Round Five will benefit For the Gworls - a Black, trans-led collective that helps Black transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, smaller co-pays for medicines / doctor’s visits, and travel assistance.
Art for Black Lives arose from conversations about the many ways in which current momentum in the anti-racist movement must become committed, ongoing engagement. The Black lives, queer and feminist movements have all failed to center Black Trans people historically, despite their bearing the brunt of anti-Black, anti-queer and anti-femme violence. This erasure is not just callous but self-defeating, as these movements cannot realize equitable and just treatment until they prioritize the most marginalized among them. This shift must take place at a personal and structural level. We believe that we have a responsibility to those who have been historically shut out of wealth accumulation, housing, and employment, particularly because our own liberation has benefitted from their vigorous fight and humanity. The art world, mired in questions of access, is a prime place to begin both the tactical work of resource redistribution and committed solidarity, as well as to engage critically with questions around who is silenced and who is heard.
The participating artists in Round Five are Farley Aguilar, Chino Amobi, Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Jenna Gribbon, Sandra Mujinga, Jack Pierson and Lucie Stahl.
Farley Aguilar - Scottsboro Boys - 2021
Jenna Gribbon - Comment Section - 2021 SOLD OUT
Jack Pierson - Untitled - 2021
These, and other editions by the participating artists, are available at Art for Black Lives