For the 12th year, Clifford Chance Arcus Americas is formally celebrating Gay Pride Month through art. This year, there will be art exhibits celebrating the LGBT+ and allies community in New York and Washington, DC in an exhibition entitled, Marks of Resistance. Itwill open in New York and DC on June 20 and 21, respectively, and will remain on view until September 21.
“Marks of Resistance includes artwork with a wide range of creative practices that emphasize presence and visibility as a form of political resistance. Works span diverse media and forms: portraiture—of queer people, places and archives that reify cultural memory and demand our attention—and abstract works that articulate identity, personhood and presence through slight or cumulative marks, color and materials.”
By exhibiting art by LGBT+ artists, Clifford Chance is able to embrace diversity and foster a supportive, inclusive work environment. Arcus Allies, the LGBT+ network group, has been expanding its Gay Pride Month programming over the years. While the parallel exhibits of Marks of Resistance will be held in NYC and DC, there will also be works displayed in nine other offices: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Since 2016, they have increased the number of participating offices by two.
Marks of Resistance artists include: Nancy Brooks Brody, Antonius Bui, Heather Cox, Florence Derive, Edie Fake, Lola Flash, Adrienne Gaither, Daniel Marcellus Givens, Eric Gyamfi, Lenn Keller, Wayne Koestenbaum, Larry Mantello, Signe Olson, Allison Michael Orenstein, Mickalene Thomas and Conrad Ventur.