An Incomplete Archive of Activist Art: The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

Hirmer Verlag

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Editors/ Contributors:
Sara Reisman (Edited by) , George Bolster (Edited by) , Anjuli Nanda Diamond (Edited by) , M. Chin (Contributions by) , A. Lepecki (Contributions by) , L. Lippard (Contributions by) , C. Rankine (Contributions by)
Hirmer Verlag
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The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation: A Collective Legacy is a two-volume book documenting the Rubin Foundation's art and social justice mission. Conceived as a critical and educational resource for those interested in artistic activism, the book will feature key programs, events, and exhibitions organized and supported by the Foundation, including a selection of grantee accomplishments that have strengthened local communities.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation:A Collective Legacy is a publication in two volumes, documenting the Rubin Foundation's art and social justice mission, serving as a critical and educational resource for those interested in artistic activism and philanthropy. The book will feature highlights from the last six years: Grantees whose work facilitates transformative change including Gibney's therapeutic engagement with survivors of domestic violence, Young New Yorkers work with court-involved youth, and W.A.G.E.'s advocacy for fair pay to artists); documentation of exhibitions at The 8th Floor like In the Power of Your Care, Enacting Stillness, The Intersectional Self, and the exhibition series Revolutionary Cycles; initiatives like Access Check: Mapping Accessibility 2.0; discursive texts about philanthropy, critically engaged art, and activist art practices; and several newly commissioned artworks within the publication.

Contents: Volume 1: Discourse
Volume 2: Art

Author Biography: Anjuli Nanda Diamond is curator of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. George Bolster is an Irish multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited at numerous museums and galleries internationally. Sara Reisman is a curator, writer, and artistic director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and teaches in the Curatorial Practice Masters Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.