V.L. Cox

V.L. Cox, "The End Hate Doors"; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

Dread Scott

Dread Scott, “White Male Running”; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

Ileana Doble Hernandez

Ileana Doble Hernandez, "Untitled (Today)"; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat, "America Land Of Dreams"; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

Ruj Greigarn

Ruj Greigarn, "The Marching"; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

Mel Chin

Mel Chin, "Flag of America 2020"; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

Aaron Gilbert

Aaron Gilbert, "Song to the Siren"; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

Deborah Kass

Deborah Kass, "YO VOTE"; courtesy of the artist and Art at a Time Like This.

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New York

Ministry of Truth: 20 Billboards Across NYC Address Politics

This week, the public exhibition “Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020” opened across five boroughs of New York City. It presents the work of 20 artists on 20 billboards in response to currently U.S. politics.

The public project comes out of the recent online initiative, “Art at a Time Like This,” and is curated by Barbara Pollack, Anne Verhallen, Jerome LaMaar, Carmen Hermo, Sophia Marisa Lucas, and Larry Ossei-Mensah, in collaboration with Save Art Space.

“Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020” refers to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, in which “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH,” is announced by a Ministry of Truth—a sentiment that feels surprisingly pertinent in the lead up to the presidential election.

Participating artists include Shirin Neshat, Dread Scott, Abigail de Ville, Marilyn Minter, Dan Perjovschi, Aaron Gilbert, Deborah Kass, Sue Coe, Guerilla Girls Broad Band, Lola Flash, Angela Portillo, Akinbo Akinnouye, Rachel Hsu, Ruj Greigam, Mel Chin, Holly Martz, Terry Berkowitz, V.L. Cox, Helina Metaferia, and Ileana Hernandez.

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