Pitroda Art is excited to present the second public installation of artwork by 15 artists participating in Movement: Art for Social Change. This annual juried exhibition celebrates artists as champions of positive social transformation. The featured artworks, selected by a renowned jury and responding to the theme of racial justice and equity, will be projected on the Atlanta City Hall, Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 9 PM to Midnight, in collaboration with the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
“We are excited to bring this engaging art exhibition to Atlanta,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “This exhibition provides a great opportunity to showcase these artworks while taking a reflective look at social justice, interpreted through art.”
In addition, on May 20, Pitroda Art will launch an auction of the selected artworks in partnership with Mastercard on its Priceless.com platform. Closing on June 17, a portion of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to the National Urban League.
More than 500 entries from 175 artists in 33 countries were submitted in response to Pitroda Art’s open call in 2020. The 14 artworks, selected by jurors Aaron Bryant, Adenrele Sonariwo, Dexter Wimberly, and Nancee Lyons, represent poignant, timely interpretations of Black history, racial identity, and the current realities of the Black diaspora.
As the epicenter for the Civil Rights movement and a thriving hub of art and culture, Atlanta was chosen as one of five US cities to host this event. Pitroda Art has partnered with the City of Atlanta to bring this show to life. The projection provides emerging and mid-career artists a unique opportunity to showcase their work to the public.
The inaugural event was launched in Washington D.C on May 13. Projections onto the iconic structures of four other U.S. cities will follow: Atlanta (May 20), Los Angeles (May 27), Chicago (June 3), and New York City (June 14).
Antoine Williams (USA), Àsìkò (UK), Heather Haynes (Canada), Kadiejra O’Neal (Barbados), Lloyd Foster (USA), Mark Wilson (USA) and Paola Zarate (USA), Nombuso Dowelani (South Africa), Paul Ogunlesi (Nigeria), Penda Diakité (USA-Mali), Rohan Patrick (USA), Segun Aiyesan (Nigeria), Tim Davis (USA), Tsoku Maela (South Africa), Winfred Nana Amoah (Ghana).