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1 Million Roses for Angela Davis

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces are forced to close again due to the Corona-Crisis. In this series we are celebrating the fantastic artistic events that are right now sitting behind closed doors, when they actually could contribute to a better climate in times of crisis and political polarization. This time, 1 Million Roses for Angela Davis at Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden.

Archive, Installation view "1 Million Roses for Angela Davis" at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 - 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Few East Germans over the age of fifty fail to remember the state-organized solidarity campaign calling for the release of the US philosopher, communist and Black Power activist Angela Davis. “A million roses for Angela” was the motto of a postcard campaign in 1970-72 in support of Davis, who at the time was being held under terrorism charges.

With Yael Bartana, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sophie Calle, Contemporary And, Sadie Barnette, CHTO DELAT?, Melvin Edwards, Ângela Ferreira, Bernhard Franke, Coco Fusco, Ellen Gallagher, Claudia Martínez Garay, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Arthur Jafa, Steffani Jemison & Justin Hicks (Mikrokosmos), Iris Kensmil, Hassan Khan, Kapwani Kiwanga, Raja Lubinetzki & Petra Schramm, Julie Mehretu, Heinz-Detlef Moosdorf, Senga Nengudi, Ahmet Öğüt, Slavs and Tatars, Julia Phillips, Alex Martinis Roe, Elske Rosenfeld, Anri Sala, Willi Sitte, Cauleen Smith, Nancy Spero, Gabriele Stötzer, Strawalde (Jürgen Böttcher), Nasan Tur, Lewis Watts, Carrie Mae Weems, Christoph Wetzel, Charles White, Heinz Wodzicka.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

CHTO DELAT?, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Archive, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

CHTO DELAT?, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Iris Kensmil, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Cauleen Smith (right) , Charles White (left), Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Charles White, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Ahmet Öğüt, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Julia Phillips (right), Julie Mehretu (left), Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Raja Lubinetzki, Petra Schramm (right), Senga Nengudi (left), Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Ellen Gallagher, Installation view (detail) “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Ellen Gallagher (right), Carrie Mae Weems (left), Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

C& Center of Unfinished Business, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

C& Center of Unfinished Business, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Steffani Jemison & Justin Hicks (Mikrokosmos), Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Steffani Jemison & Justin Hicks (Mikrokosmos), Installation view (detail) “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Lewis Watts, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Alex Martinis Roe, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Ângela Ferreira, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Postcards, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Archive, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Claudia Martínez Garay, Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

Elske Rosenfeld (right), Claudia Martínez Garay (left) Installation view “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis” at Lipsiusbau Dresden, 10.10.2020 – 24.01.2021. Photo: SKD / Laura Fiorio

 

 


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