Round 44

Round 44 | Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators

Opening Reception
March 26, 2016 | 4-7pm

Artists' Talk
March 26, 2016 | 2:30pm

On View
March 26 – June 19, 2016 

Across the globe, political uprisings have brought an increased focus to the relationship between art and politics. Though creative resistance is nothing new, contemporary artists and activists have built upon the longstanding legacy of cultural organizing and social movement. Curated by Raquel de Anda, Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators explores modern forms of art’s role in challenging the current political paradigm and fomenting political change.

The Round will present site-specific installations by seven artists and collectives, including The Argus Project (Gan Golan, Ligaiya Romero and Julien Terrell), Charge (Jennie Ash and Carrie Schneider), Nuria Montiel & John PlueckerThe Natural History Museum (a project of Not An Alternative) in collaboration with T.E.J.A.S. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services), People’s Paper Co-op (Courtney Bowles and Mark Strandquist), Storyline Media (Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo), and Verbobala (Adam Cooper-Terán and Logan Phillips). From paper-making workshops that release people from the burden of criminal records to hybrid theatre that illuminates the realities of the border, the featured work highlights the critical role that artists play in current social justice movements.

Round 44 is co-organized by Public Art Director Ryan N. Dennis.

All photos by Alex Barber