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For Freedoms is pleased to present a curated series of art activations for the LA Congress. 
Largely participatory and interactive, these pop-up art projects and activities range from performances, readings, screenings, creative workshops, and installations. Centered in creative activism, social practice and community-building, these projects appear in and throughout the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the Japanese American National Museum, and Hammer Museum. 
As an extension of the Congress’ overall programming, these activations are meant to build momentum and awareness leading up to the 2020 presidential election through the perspectives and voices of artists, in order to spark civic engagement in local communities and beyond.

Hammer Museum Activations:
Garrett Bradley, America: screenings 11:15 am to 12:15pm
Russell Craig & Jesse Krimes, Rendering Justice: Repairing the Social Fabric
Paula Crown, Hurt People Hurt People and LIAR LIAR

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Activations:
Lyndon Barrois, For… Freedom
​Cassils & Rafa Esparza, La Arena
Chris Berntsen, Stephen Ira, I have to think of us as separate people 
Paula Crown, Thoughts & Prayers and Humble Humbris
Alixa Garcia, Who's Next: Up in Arms
Marc Gottesman & Michael Walsh, FOUR FREEDOMS → YOUR FREEDOMS: A Census Activation
Coby Kennedy, Supply and Demand
Muna Malik, Blessing of the Boats
Favianna Rodriguez, POWER, EQUITY, REPAIR
Kambui Olujimi, A Life in Pictures

Activation Artists/Performers
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Lyndon Barrois

Lyndon Barrois is an artist and animator with a thirty-plus year career marked by a practice in many corners of the field including stop-motion work, groundbreaking CGI visual effects of feature films such as The Matrix Trilogy, and installations at the Pérez Art Museum Miami and... Read More →
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Garrett Bradley

Garrett Bradley’s multimedia work draws together broad themes of oppression and conflict with a particular emphasis on place and location. Across a body of moving-image productions that blend elements of documentary and fiction, cinema and video art, Bradley’s camera situates... Read More →
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Russell Craig

Russell Craig is self-taught multimedia artist who lives and works in Philadelphia. Craig is best known for his portraits of incarcerated subjects that address larger political and social issues, particularly criminal justice reform and the impact of the prison industrial complex... Read More →
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Paula Crown

Paula Crown is an artist, advocate, and entrepreneur. She has spearheaded progressive initiatives in education, children’s health, environmentally sustainable business practices, and the arts. A cross-disciplinary artist, Crown’s work engages pencil to 3D printers. Since 2015... Read More →
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Alixa Garcia

Alixa Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist. She is cofounder and artistic director of Climbing PoeTree, an activist multimedia theater and spoken-word duo. She is currently working to develop multimedia curricula to help learners understand and further analyze the systems of oppression... Read More →
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Marc Gottesman

Marc Gottesman is an advertising Creative Director and idea enthusiast. He discovered his passion for ideas as a college pre-med student when he was forced into an Art History class that changed his life. He followed this passion to the Guggenheim Collection and many advertising agencies... Read More →
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Aaron Huey

Founder, Amplifier
Amplifier is a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify the most important movements of our times. We design and distribute art that engages people in the creation of a more just, inclusive and sustainable future. Since 2011, we’ve worked with hundreds... Read More →
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Chris Berntsen & Stephen Ira

Chris Berntsen is a New Orleans/New York based artist. His photography explores themes related to queerness, intimacy, and time. In addition to exhibition photography he also creates time-based projection and video works. Berntsen’s work has been exhibited in MoMA PS1, The Ogden... Read More →

Coby Kennedy

Coby Kennedy’s work deals with often unspoken and unaddressed dynamics of media’s influence on modern social entitlement and problematics of self-image. Using the communication tools of advertising and the entertainment industry, his painting, sculpture and video works hint at... Read More →
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Jesse Krimes

Jesse Krimes is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work explores how contemporary media shapes or reinforces societal mechanisms of power and control. While serving a six-year prison sentence, he produced numerous bodies of work, established prison art programs, and worked collaboratively... Read More →
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Muna Malik

Muna Malik is an immersive artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her artistic pursuits lie in documenting the lives of recent immigrants living in the United States. Her current work focuses on capturing poetic imagery and narratives of women of color and refugees. Malik's work has been... Read More →
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Kambui Olujimi

Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He works within the realm of ideas rather than within an exclusive medium. Although he has directed a great deal of work in film, his is truly a multi-media practice. He crafts potent social commentary from delicate... Read More →
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Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and activist based in Oakland, California. Her work and collaborative initiatives address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. Favianna leads art interventions around the United States... Read More →

Mark Strandquist

Mark Strandquist has spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements. At the core of his practice is the belief that those most impacted by the criminal justice system are the experts society needs to... Read More →

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh is an art director and graphic designer in the advertising industry working for national and international brands. His passion for creativity and progressive change led him to found The Creative Cabinet, a non-profit dedicated to matching creative volunteers with young... Read More →

Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm
Hammer Museum & The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

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