Pictures by Omar Victor Diop the Pizzuti Collection acquired, are displayed in the exhibition "Us is them".
Previously displayed at the Pizzuti Collection (Colombus, Ohio, USA) in 2015/2016, the exhibition is now at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, Michigan), from January, 27th to May 14th 2017.
US IS THEM IS A POWERFUL EXHIBITION OF 75 PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND VIDEO BY A GROUP OF 42 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WHOSE WORK CONFRONTS ISSUES OF POLITICS, RELIGION, AND RACISM.
The exhibition is organized to reflect timely and potent issues of social justice and current affairs across the world. There exists a long history of artists as social critics from Goya to Manet. Artists are in the unique position to create things of beauty that inspire reflection, elevate our consciousness and fuel a sense of responsibility. The artists in US IS THEM continue that tradition by creating enlightening and thoughtful works that challenge and rearrange stale notions of identity and obsolete notions of difference.
As the title suggests this exhibition focuses on what connects rather than separates us. We live in a global society. What happens abroad impacts us at home. What happens at home reverberates across the world. While we experience dramatic social, cultural, economic, and environmental changes, people across continents share in a continuing fight for social justice, solidarity, and tolerance. This exhibition presents works that respond to and raise awareness about our common human condition.