From New York to Cairo, from Taiwan to Baltimore, political protest movements reveal the complicated and emotional relationships between citizens and their government. Opening at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery on April 4, 2016, *MOMENTS: Images from the Umbrella Movement is the first in a series of interconnected exhibits throughout Providence and will bring together photography and mixed media to highlight the commonalities of social justice movements across generations and around the globe.
Presented in cooperation with the Brown University John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities, the installations will occupy both floors of the URI Providence Campus Lobby Gallery space and explore Hong Kong’s recent protests for democracy – commonly referred to as “The Umbrella Movement” – through the lens of demonstration documentarians.
Over one hundred compelling images of the Umbrella Movement’s unparalleled demonstrations are accompanied by the works of Bili Mason, Providence area young artists from Moses Brown School, Central Falls High School and the Rhode Island Commission on Prejudice and Bias STOP HATE poster contest created as they consider and examine social justice movements through art making. Opportunities will be made available for interactive participation in the exhibit space. Dialogue and Pop-up performances will enlarge the experience illustrating how art raises awareness and provides a platform for activism.
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