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Exhibition October 10, 2020 − January 24, 2021

1 million roses for Angela Davis

The State Art Collections of Dresden and the Kunsthalle in Lipsiusbau present a large-scale exhibition"1 million roses for Angela Davis".

Visitors will see works by artists from around the world, including Yael Bartana, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sophie Calle, Contemporary And, Sadie Barnett, CHTO DELAT, Melvin Edwards, Angela Ferreira, Bernhard Franke, Coco Fusco, Ellen Gallagher, Claudia Martinez Garay, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Arthur Jafaison, Arthur Jafa and Justin Hicks (Microcosm), Iris Kensmil, Hasan Khan, Kapwani Kiwanga, Raja Lubinetski and Petra Schramm, Julie Mehretu, Heinz-Detlef Mosdorf, Senga Nengudi, Filiis Sluvsis Ozut Martin Phillips Sala, Willie Sitte, Kaulin Smith, Nancy Spero, Gabriele Stetzer, Stravalde (Jurgen Boettcher), Nasan Tour, Lewis Watts, Carrie May Weems, Christoph Wetzel, Charles White, Heinz Wodzik.

Many over 50s remember the government-sponsored solidarity campaign to free the American philosopher, communist, and black power activist Angela Davis. “1 Million Roses for Angela” was the slogan of the 1970-72 postcard campaign to free the civil rights activist who was imprisoned for terrorism at the time. In her works, some of which are on display for the first time - photographs, videos, sculptures, sound installations and conceptual works - the younger generation of artists focuses on Angela Davis' continued commitment to social justice, her fight against racism and sexism, and the preservation of her iconic image in world history. resistance.

Based on site materialsDresden State Art Collections.