“VOICES” EXHIBITION AND EVENT SERIES FEATURING ARTISTS OF COLOR AND CHARITABLE INITIATIVES OPENING IN NEW YORK CITY



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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - On Thursday, August 20th, VOICES will open at Studio 525 in Chelsea, an exhibition and private event series with the aim and purpose of supporting and elevating Black creatives as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, presented in partnership with ArtMatic, ART SHE SAYS and Artsy.

Curated by Anwarii Musa, VOICES will feature works by renowned artists Amani Lewis, Collin Sekajugo, Delphine Diallo, Derrick Adams, Devin Allen, Dominic Chambers, Esteban Whiteside, Jeffery Meris, Latoya Hobbs, Marc Clennon, Nate Lewis, Phyllis Stephen, Shaunte Gates, Steve Sweatpants, and Yoyo Lander.
“VOICES foregrounds the narratives that have encompassed Black beauty in America in the current era... [illustrating] the strength and luster we find in the Black body, the tenacity that our ancestors displayed when faced with the bounteous trauma of the past four previous centuries. The aim of this exhibition is to explore that same Black body voicing its experiences in the modern day era of society. The message? We are strong,” says Musa.
On view by appointment-only through September 8th, VOICES will benefit ArtStart and Black Artist Fund. The exhibition program includes a panel curated and moderated by Natasha Roberts for ART SHE SAYS, featuring Jenee-Daria Strand, Natasha Becker, Zachary Tye Richardson, Ché Morales, and Jeffrey Meris, as well as Instagram Live talks with Delphine Diallo, Latoya Hobbs, Phyllis Stephens and Nate Lewis.

“As a content venue and studio that tells stories and sits at the intersection of art, technology and change, this was a message that we felt was important for our community and for who we are as people, offering a message of strength, tenacity and perseverance,” says Elisabeth Johs, Studio 525 Project Co-Lead.





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