President Trump is a piece of work — as well as the inspiration for 80 artworks in a group exhibition that opened Wednesday in time to reflect on the President’s first year in office.
“One Year of Resistance,” on view at the Untitled Space in Tribeca through Feb. 4, features works across diverse mediums by dozens of artists in response to the political climate in 45’s America.
That’s not a pretty picture — and the same goes for a work that depicts Trump wearing a Miss Mexico sash and standing before a spread-eagle naked woman on his desk in the Oval Office. Suffice it to say that there’s no wall in between the two of them.
Another piece features a neon map of the U.S. and the words “Closed for Renovation,” which illuminates hostile immigration policies.
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“The point of the exhibit was to have a diverse conversation.”
Those pieces — respectively by Alison Jackson, who’s British, and Touba Alipour, who was born in Iran in lives in New York — are just a couple of the 80 works by contemporary artists ages 18 to 80 from around the world whose creative juices were inspired by such hot-button issues as racism, sexism and discrimination.
“This is an important time to reflect upon the last year and how Trump’s presidency has impacted our society,” said gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine.
Artists’ reflections focus on immigration rights, health care, reproductive rights, climate change, transgender rights, white supremacy, gender equality, gun control and sexual harassment, among others.
“The point of the exhibit was to have a diverse conversation,” she told the Daily News. “Since the election, we have been confronted with extremes living in a country which has become increasingly divisive and threatening to civil and human rights.”
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The majority of art in the show was created after Trump’s election and before he began his freshman term in office. “At the end of the day, pieces in the show are empowering,” said Cesarine. “But many are highly critical.”
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