A collaborative group exhibition between The Ankhlave Arts Alliance and The Rhizome Project
for the Flux Factory.
One view at Local Project January 19 through February 19, 2022.
For The Public represents the physical manifestation of the artist’s desire to not just create, but
to exhibit work that calls to be experienced by the public. As a pandemic struck the world, we
all continued to exist, work and create. Artists of color have historically sustained a creative practice through tumultuous and uncertain times. The creative practice and resulting work serves as a method of self care and expression, as well as a source of inspiration for the audience. This exhibition represents the space for these artists to allow their ideas and works to emerge in the physical exhibition realm once again.
For the Public is the culminating exhibition of the 2021 AnkhLave Garden Project Fellowship.
The AnkhLave Garden Project is an annual fellowship where artists present public work at the
Queens Botanical Garden. The five fellows will each present one work as a sister piece to work
created for the between June and September 2021 garden project cohort.
Exhibiting AnkhLave Artists Include: Kiki Bencosme, Graciela Cassel, Renluka Maharaj, Moses
Ros and Akemi Takeda with additional contributing performance and workshops by Rebecca
KellyG, Zania Cumings, Sherese Francis, and Robert Wallace. For The Public was curated by
Dario Mohr, Teri Henderson and Haiba Hamilton.
All visitors must follow Local Project / Flux Factory COVID safety protocol
This exhibition is part of The Rhizome Project series
For The Public represents the physical manifestation of the desire of so many BIPOC artists
during the global pandemic, to not only create, but to present work to an audience. This
inclination arises out of this time of uncertainty, to express hope. Artists and creatives of color
have historically continued to make work through turmoil and unrest, as well as from a place of
joy, jubilation. As a pandemic struck the world, we all continued to work, dream, endure, create
and cope. This exhibition represents the space and realm for these artists to allow their ideas
and works to emerge in the physical exhibition realm once again.