Art We Need Now
The Art Students League of New York

In an ongoing partnership with Chashama, The Art Students League of New York announces Art We Need Now, a new exhibition driven by the question “What art do we need now?”

As 2020 draws to a close, leaving a great many uncertainties in its wake, we asked our artists to respond to one big question: what art do we need now? They approached this question courageously, inviting us into their practices of working through lockdown, experimenting with unexpected forms, and in many cases, hanging on to optimism.

In Art We Need Now, a bedroom becomes the size of a storybook, postage stamps become as large as a flag, figures reach for connection, and inner thoughts become vast planes of space. As artists reflect on themes of urgency in a changing world, isolation in a chaotic city, and quite possibly hope for a future with a bit more beauty and love in it, we now open this conversation to you: what art do you need now? Come begin the discovery process with this exhibition of possible answers.

The exhibition will be displayed from November 11th to December 16th; certain works will have an extended window display through January 12, 2021.  The Art Students League offers its great thanks to Peter Bonner and Anne Stanner for serving on the Instructor Review Committee to create this group show.  Click here to view this exhibition on the League’s website.

Featured Artists Include:

Susan Aldanondo
Rachell Barkai
Lesley Bodzy
Pin Hsin Chu
John Cunningham
Amy Decker
Ryoko Endo
Holley Flagg
Katia Gerasimov
David Marchi
Michael Murton
Anna Kuchel Rabinowitz
Sarah White

About the Art Students League of New York

The League was founded in 1875 by students breaking away from the National Academy of Design. That independent spirit remains at The League today, where students pursue their work unconstrained by dogma, politics or burdensome tuition. We educate students in the language and process of making art in an environment where anyone who wishes to pursue arts education can realize his or her full potential. The League fulfills this mission by offering affordable, high-quality education and instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and assemblage. Artists who have studied at the League include Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, James Rosenquist, and Ai-Weiwei, among others.

For more information on the League, visit their website and their Instagram.

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