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Jack Shainman Gallery



For Freedoms


Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY


June 30th – August 26th, 2016


Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce For Freedoms. As the first artist-run super PAC, For Freedoms uses art to inspire deeper political engagement in the 2016 American Presidential election. On June 7th, the For Freedoms headquarters will open to the public at our 24th Street location. An expansion of the For Freedoms exhibition will open at our 20th Street location on June 30th with additional artists and programming.

Co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms raises awareness of the impact of money on our political system and questions the notion of “freedom” in the twin contexts of art and politics. “Our mission is to use the super PAC apparatus to encourage new forms of critical discourse surrounding the 2016 presidential election.” – Eric Gottesman.

For Freedoms is a collaboration between Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Wyatt Gallery, Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, Michelle Woo, and Albert James Ignacio. Additional artists collaborating with the super PAC will include:



Nina Chanel Abney

Yorgo Alexopoulos

Edgar Arceneaux

Shimon Attie

Firelei Báez

Zoë  Buckman


Paula Crown

Wendy Ewald

Wyatt Gallery

Chitra Ganesh

Maria Gaspar


Mariam Ghani


Jim Goldberg

Eric Gottesman

Justin Brice Guariglia

Pablo Helguera

Sohrab Hura

Sophia & Albert Ignacio

Matthew Day Jackson

Rashid Johnson

Titus Kaphar

Coby Kennedy

Marilyn Minter

Aida Muluneh
Jackie Nickerson
Trevor Paglen
Michele Pred
People’s Kitchen Collective
Prison-to-College Pipeline
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Norman Rockwell
Bayeté Ross Smith
Dread Scott
Xaviera Simmons
Alec SothWill Steacy


Mikhael Subotzky

Mickalene Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas

Fred Tomaselli

Mark & Laurence Tribe

Katrina Walker

Nari Ward

Leslie Wayne

Ahron D. Weiner

Todd Webb

Carrie Mae Weems

As part of a long history of artists addressing the political institutions of the societies in which they work, the work included will support candidates who promote a real exchange of ideas, who promote all voices, and who approach politics as a form of civic service. “We believe it’s time for artists to become more involved in the political process.” – Hank Willis Thomas.

The exhibited artworks will then be transformed into advertisements and positioned nationwide on billboards, as well as print and digital media spaces as a form of public “gallery”.

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