Portraiture and identity, landscape and the environment, politics and power: the three intersecting themes of 21c’s newest exhibition, A Global Gathering, reflect the evolution of 21c’s permanent collection. One of two traveling exhibitions highlighting acquisitions since the founding of 21c in 2006, this selection of 63 artworks by 31 artists from 14 countries narrates compelling issues and events from a broad global perspective. Artists both internationally known and emerging are featured: Bill Viola, Kehinde Wiley, Anthony Goicolea, Ori Gersht, and Zanele Muholi have been collected and exhibited by museums across the globe, while Carlos Quintana, Quayola, Wim Botha, and others are just stepping onto the world’s art stage. From portraits of victims of violence by Titus Kaphar and Miguel Ángel Rojas, to visions of our endangered or decaying environments by Marco Veronese and Fabiano Parisi, to critiques of military might by Democracia and Anastasia Taylor-Lind, these visionary artists create aesthetically and conceptually engaging works that reflect how we live and die, work, play, and dream in the 21st century; their revelations may inspire insights into how we might build and share a progressive future worldwide.
> Join us for a free opening reception on August 22nd