An Incomplete Archive of Activist Art

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation



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The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation: A Collective Legacy is a two-volume book documenting the Rubin Foundation’s art and social justice mission. Conceived as a critical and educational resource for those interested in artistic activism, the book will feature key programs, events, and exhibitions organized and supported by the Foundation, including a selection of grantee accomplishments that have strengthened local communities.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation:A Collective Legacy is a publication in two volumes, documenting the Rubin Foundation’s art and social justice mission, serving as a critical and educational resource for those interested in artistic activism and philanthropy. The book will feature highlights from the last six years: Grantees whose work facilitates transformative change including Gibney’s therapeutic engagement with survivors of domestic violence, Young New Yorkers work with court-involved youth, and W.A.G.E.’s advocacy for fair pay to artists); documentation of exhibitions at The 8th Floor like In the Power of Your Care, Enacting Stillness, The Intersectional Self, and the exhibition series Revolutionary Cycles; initiatives like Access Check: Mapping Accessibility 2.0; discursive texts about philanthropy, critically engaged art, and activist art practices; and several newly commissioned artworks within the publication.

List of artists: John Ahearn, Elia Alba, American Artist, Firelei Báez, Jane Benson, Hock E Ay I Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Alberto Borea, Andrea Bowers, mayfield brooks, Tania Bruguera, Matthew Buckingham, Elaine Byrne, caraballo-farman, Tania Candiani, Yoan Capote, Nick Cave, Patty Chang, Mel Chin, Anetta Mona Chisa, Tony Cokes, Raqs Media Collective, Lieven De Boeck, Chto Delat, Anne Deleporte, Ángel Delgado, Terry Dennett, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Abigail DeVille, Peggy Diggs, Emory Douglas, Jordan Eagles, Hasan Elahi, Tracy Emin, Pepe Espaliú, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, Brendan Fernandes, Charles Gaines, Rico Gatson, Jeffrey Gibson, Guerrilla Girls, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Alicia Grullón, Hans Haacke, Maren Hassinger, Pablo Helguera, Yoko Inoue, Samuel Levi Jones, Claudia Joskowicz, Kirsten Justesen, Rajkamal Kahlon, Kimsooja, Suzanne Lacy, Pedro Lasch, Shaun Leonardo, Hew Locke, Cannupa Hanska Luger, George Lyter, Carlos Martiel, Mary Mattingly, Ana Mendieta, Arnold Mesches, Mladen Miljanovic, Joiri Minaya, Frank Moore, Bruce Nauman, Catherine Opie, Clifford Owens, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Trevor Paglen, Carmen Papalia, Lina Puerta, Michael Rakowitz, Claudia Rankine, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Hunter Reynolds, Emily Roysdon, Dread Scott, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Jean Shin, Aliza Shvarts, Shinique Smith, Paul Anthony Smith, Jo Spence, Andreas Sterzing, Stephanie Syjuco, Lucia Tkacová, Betty Tompkins, Chungpo Tsering, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Lan Tuazon, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Jaro Varga, Roberto Visani, Mark Wallinger, Jorge Wellesley, Hannah Wilke, Michael Kelly Williams, Martha Wilson, David Wojnarowicz

Additional information

Weight 2132 g
Dimensions 24.6 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 23 June 2022
Number of pages 228
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Contributions by M. Chin, A. Lepecki, L. Lippard, and C. Rankine
Dimensions 24.6 x 27.9 cm
Weight 2132 g


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