From the introduction to Adam Lehrer’s interview with curator Greg Ellis on ClampArt’s exhibition “Screaming in the Streets: AIDS, Art, Activism” for Forbes:
The rise of the Alt-Right, white nationalism, neo-Fascism and Donald Trump have reinvigorated discussion about the importance of radical creativity and contemporary art in the context of activism and politics. We are once again learning the power of art as a tool of resistance, and laying witness to artists forming collectives and putting their politics on full display. We have perhaps not seen such a unified political movement in contemporary art since the response of artists to the AIDS crisis and especially the Reagan administration’s utter refusal to adequately respond to that crisis.
Browse the exhibition “Screaming in the Streets: AIDS, Art, Activism” at ClampArt