Pitroda Art is pleased to present the final public installation of artwork by 15 artists participating in Movement: Art for Social Change, the annual juried exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. The 14 artworks, selected by a renowned jury and responding to the theme of racial justice and equity, will be projected onto The Brooklyn Public Library in New York City on June 21 from 9 p.m. until Midnight.
The art projection in New York City is the fifth public art projection by Pitroda Art on a cross-country tour of major U.S. cities.
The iconic locations for the art projection tour were carefully curated to tell a larger narrative of racial justice across the U.S. In Washington, D.C., the projection was on the Black Lives Matter Plaza, the city’s notorious street mural a stone’s throw from the White House. In Atlanta, the birthplace of the civil rights movement, the artwork lit up the City Hall. In Los Angeles, the artworks were featured in the historic West Adams neighborhood, dubbed Sugar Hill, where infamous Black entertainers laid the groundwork for the Fair Housing Act, while in Chicago, the projection was showcased in the Bronzeville Art District, the largest African American Art District in the U.S.
In addition, Pitroda Art launched an auction of the selected artworks in partnership with Mastercard on its Priceless.com platform, closing on June 23. A portion of the purchase price will be donated to the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality and social justice.
The 14 artworks, selected by a panel of jurors, represent poignant, timely interpretations of Black history, racial identity and the current realities of the Black diaspora.
Participating artists: 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).
Pitroda Art is a social enterprise that promotes global contemporary art through curated collections. It was founded by passionate art lovers from three different continents, Sam Pitroda (India/USA), Sonja Miokovic (Serbia/Canada) and Carolina Pozo (Ecuador/USA). Their initiative Movement: Art for Social Change features quarterly curated art collections that explore pressing social issues around the world.
The Brooklyn Public Library is among the borough’s most democratic civic institutions, serving patrons in every neighborhood. Established in 1896, it is one of the nation’s largest public library systems with nearly 700,000 active cardholders. It is a recognized leader in cultural offerings, literacy, out-of-school-time services, workforce development programs, and digital literacy.