A call for Artists & Photographers
the Awareness Through Conceptual Art and Photography Online Exhibition
is currently being created please check our instagram page for announcement in August
At this time of uncertainty there is a greater need for artistic expression. Artists who have created work that speaks to the current situation are invited to submit work to be included in an online exhibition on the X Gallery website.
The words isolation, illness, fear, hope, gratitude, and hope for the future describe the emotions that describe the way many are feeling. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. All visual art mediums are acceptable.
Lisa DuBois curator X Gallery
Dodji Gbedemah owner Kente Royal Gallery
Ademola Olugebefola- project art consultant
Send in your work to [email protected]
504 577 1268
Lincoln and the boy statue photo by Lisa DuBois
The Loss of one Person can Change the Course of History
Lisa DuBois- Harlem, NY, USA curatorLisa DuBois
masking Lincoln and the child statue in Harlem
Photo Ademola Olugbefola ©
Art curator, Lisa DuBois of X Gallery places protective masks on statues of historic figures in Harlem to bring awareness to avoid the spread of the COVID19 virus. Alex G of Singleshot Show joins Lisa to invite artists and photographers from around the world to join this call for awareness. Awareness Through Conceptual Art Project (ACTA) COVID-19 The statue, “Lincoln and Boy,” by Charles Keck in Harlem Photo top Ademola Olugebefola ©
Wear Your mask * The Loss of one Person can Change the Course of History
A pandemic encourages people to question their own mortality. When people do not take precautions, it costs lives. Statues of famous people remind us how the life of one person can alter the lives of so many people.
If Abraham Lincoln died from a virus before becoming President who would have taken up the cause for the freedom of slaves? If Harriet Tubman did not bring slaves north how many generations would have been lost? How long would India continued to be under British rule if Gandhi had not fought for independence?
The coronavirus has created a paradigm shift in the world. Humanity is focused on survival. The tolls of this crisis will linger a long time after a vaccine is found. 2020 will be remembered as the year of the Great Pandemic when people walked 6 feet apart. An era when people were forced to reckon with a new reality.
We have access to advanced scientific knowledge unlike any other time in history. The best medical scientists will find the right treatment. It will not be 100% effective unless there is a global network that shares this information with the most remote parts of the world. The virus arrives at a time when the world is experiencing political tension. We are just recognizing our role in the effects of climate change. Race relations are steadily deteriorating. COVID19-doesn’t recognize economic status, race, religion or sexual orientation. The coronavirus does not care if you are homeless or own a Park Avenue mansion.
Medical professionals agree that wearing an n95 mask would cut down on the spread of the virus. Wearing a protective mask continues to be controversial. Some people wear masks while others don’t. It’s difficult to buy a mask so some go without. It’s safer to wear a mask for oneself and for others. Some have access to quick testing while others will only find out when it's too late.
Creatives, artists, photographers…express your love for humanity with a statement. Photos of statues of historic people wearing protective masks reminds us of what we can gain from saving one person’s life.
Lisa DuBois- African man statue, Harlem, NYxgallery website
African Drummer statue on 135th st between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd lisa DuBois ©
The Charging Bull on Wall street
The symbolic meaning behind putting a mask on the charging bull is because he is sick already, the stock market is the lowest since 1987. The Charging Bull, sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull, is a bronze sculpture that stands on Broadway just north of Bowling Green in the Financial District. photo Lisa DuBois
Wikipedia the stock market crash of 2020 began on Monday, March 9, with history's largest point plunge for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) up to that date, it was followed by two more record-setting point drops on March 12 and March 16. The stock market crash included the three worst point drops in U.S. history written by Lisa DuBois