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Grossman & Anderson Galleries/SMFA at Tufts +
Aidekman Art Center/Medford
January 20—April 24, 2022

Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities focuses on the seminal 1980s activist campaign, Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America. Growing out of the friendships, solidarity networks, and political organizing amongst artists and activists such as Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Lucy Lippard, Doug Ashford, Leon Golub, and Coosje van Bruggen, the campaign resulted in exhibitions, performances, poetry readings, film screenings, concerts, and other cultural and educational events in over 27 cities across the United States and Canada. The exhibition highlights Artists Call’s history through a selection of activities and works from the 31 exhibitions and over 1,100 artists who participated in New York City and references Artists Call’s legacy today in new forms of inter-American solidarity networks and visual alliances. This exhibition is the first cross-campus presentation by Tufts University Art Galleries.

Organized by TUAG Curator & Head of Public Engagement Abigail Satinsky and Erina Duganne, Associate Professor of Art History, Texas State University. Major Support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute for Studies on Latin America (ISLAA). A fully illustrated catalogue published by Inventory Press & Tufts University Art Galleries will be available in Winter 2022.

Image: Dona Ann McAdams, Procession for Peace march with Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America banner, New York, 1984. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Artists and archives from:

Antena Aire and Tierra Narrative
Doug Ashford
Elena Alexander
Jerri Allyn
Maria Thereza Alves
Conrad Atkinson
Rudolf Baranik
Moisés Barrios
Judy Blum
Louise Bourgeois
Carlos Cañas
Josely Carvalho
Enrique Castro-Cid
Benvenuto Chavajay
Beatriz Cortez
Michele Oka Doner
Jimmie Durham
Daniel Flores y Ascencio
Jesús Romeo Galdámez
Mike Glier
Kyle Goen, Decolonize this Place
Leon Golub
Peter Gourfain
Hans Haacke
Muriel Hasbun
Jon Hendricks
Alfredo Jaar
Latin American mail art (contributions by Eduardo Aguilera, Carlos Aguirre, Luiz Alberto de Herrera, Miguel Angel Cruz, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Luis Arteaga Ponce, Alvaro Barrios, Magda Beccarini, Joaquim Branco, Radice and Joaquim Branco, Ariel Brena Artistarcho, Paulo Bruscky, Anna Carretta, Elda Cerrato, Gilberto Chen, Mayra Cordova Amy, Gastao de Magalhaes, Eugenio Dittborn, Rafael Doniz, Luz Donoso, Felipe Ehrenberg, Maria Elena Bernal, Diamela Eltit, Claudio Ferlauto, León Ferrari, Leonhard Frank Duch, Diana Gallicchio Domingues, Manuel Garcia Ramirez, Sebastiao Gomes Pedrosa, Alberto Gutierrez, Hector, Jose, Monica Magrave, MAMABLANCA, Jeanette Maman, Jose Marin M., Jose Medici, Miguel Melcon, Manuel E. Montilla, Adolfo Nigro, Damaso Ogaz, Jorge Orta, Anesia Pacheco Chaves, Clemente Padin, Chico Pereira
Orlando Pinheiro Da Silva, Tulio Restrepo, Lotty Rosenfeld, Lombardo S., Carlos Sangiovanni, Saul Serrano, Rini Templeton, Zalathiel Vargas, Maria Veronica Orta, Hilde Weber, Vida Yovanovich, Raul Zurita)
Louise Lawler
Lucy Lippard
Jerry Kearns
Elya (Fredman Barahona) & Christian Lord
Josh MacPhee
Dona Ann McAdams
Susan Meiselas
Ana Mendieta
Ann Messner, Barbara Westermann, and Bill Allen
Naeem Mohaiemen
Sandra Monterroso
Sabra Moore
Carlos Motta
Claes Oldenburg
Paper Tiger Television
Catalina Parra
Reconstructed Codex, organized by Sabra Moore (contributions by Emma Amos, Frances Buschke, Camille Billops, Josely Carvalho, Catherine Correa, Christine Costan, Colleen Cutschall, Sharon Gilbert, Kathy Grove, Marina Gutierrez, Virginia Jaramillo, Kazuko, Sabra Moore, Helen Oji, Catalina Parra, Linda Peer, Liliana Porter, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Nancy Spero, and Holly Zox)
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.
Martha Rosler
Juan Sánchez
Antonio Serna
Greg Sholette
SoHo Television
Nancy Spero
Super-8 Film program, organized by Bill Brand, Simon Field and Phil Weisman (contributions by Scott B [written by Eric Bogosian, featuring Eric Bogosian & Bill Rice], Eugènia Balcells & Peter Van Riper, Julio Benítez, Norman Cowie & Yanni Damianos, Andrew Chambers, Doug Eisenstark, Mary Filipo, Clifford Fournier, Ellen Gaine, Sylvianna Goldsmith, Bette Gordon & Karyn Kay, Andrew Guthrie, Doug Hertz, Jim Hubbard, Robert Huot, Lewis Klahr, Hilory Kliros & Anne Manuel, Lorna Lentini, Katy Martin, M. Schaaal, L. Mentel, Howard A. Rodman, Rob Schweber, J. Skoller & M. Wallner, Nancy Sullivan, Ragina Vater, Willie Verela, Dan Walworth, Darrell Wilson, Phil Weisman)
Rosa Mena Valenzuela
Zarina
And more