The supercharged, super-fast, super-crowded and super-loud environment at rallies and marches makes it difficult to engage with a work slowly and quietly. This is the reason the exhibition “Enacting Stillness,” introducing politically engaged art to be contemplated and seen quietly and at one’s own pace, is so timely and important in the realm of art today.
“Enacting Stillness” is an exhibition of social-justice engaged work sponsored by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor gallery in New York. The 8th Floor is a private exhibition space established to promote cultural and philanthropic initiatives. Inspired by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, whose website notes its exploration of “the potential of art as an instrument of social change,” its exhibitions express the tenets of tikkun olam, showing artists’ attempts to make the public aware of situations and inspire them to consider solutions to fix the world.