Art of Change is a night celebrating artists that change the world. Proceeds support the Santa Fe Art Institute.
Art of Change
Saturday, August 6, 5:30 pm MT
Santa Fe Art Institute
A night celebrating artists that change the world. Join the Santa Fe Art Institute on August 6, 2022 for an evening of art, conversation, food—and revolution!
SFAI is excited to bring back Art of Change, a dynamic evening celebrating catalytic artists, and is thrilled to welcome artist and SFAI alumnus Dread Scott for a community dinner in the beautiful gallery.
This fundraising event supports SFAI’s international residency program and the launch of a new stipend for regional BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) creative practitioners! By purchasing a ticket to Art of Change, you help fund an artist’s essential needs such as housing, studio supplies, and food—as well as monthly artist talks, exhibitions, and the signature community event SFAI140.
Dread Scott is an interdisciplinary artist whose art encourages viewers to re-examine ideals of American society. In 1989, the U.S. Senate outlawed his artwork and President Bush declared it “disgraceful” because of its transgressive use of the American flag. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, MoMA/PS1, the Walker Art Center, in galleries, and on street corners. He is a 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and has also received fellowships from Open Society Foundations and United States Artists. Artnet.com highlighted his 2019 performance Slave Rebellion Reenactment as one of the most important artworks of the decade. Scott will talk about his revolutionary art rooted in themes including, but not limited to, American identity and patriotism, the continuum connecting the Civil Rights movement to contemporary Black Lives Matter, and imagining a world free of oppression and exploitation.
Art of Change takes place on Saturday, August 6, 5:30 pm MT at SFAI, 1600 St Michaels Drive, Santa Fe. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
This event is generously sponsored by Tia Collection, Ford Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Visionary Initiatives in Art, Aaron Payne Fine Art, and New Mexico Bank and Trust.