Tuesday, 2 August 2022

2020, Freedom to Express and LISTEN art project Figures of Speech

7 years ago today, August 2, 2015, Art Show & Tell on Crown land inside Violet King Henry plaza. #Communityart #ArtIsFreedom #FreePressArt Everything is politics, everything is art. Ai Wei Wei.
LISTEN Label back of The Speakers Banned Speech and Wear T-shirt
Freedom to Express and LISTEN fall wear for the Alberta Legislature
Art is Freedom - Toque of Alberta

Freedom to Express & LISTEN posters on City Kiosks

2016 Poster now 2021 Speakers Banned Speech and Wear a t-shirt. 2016 Fire and Rain art project paintings on Alberta wildfires and floods were banned 3 times from Alberta Legislature grounds by the Alberta Government and threatened with police action by the City of Edmonton. All bans have been removed and resolved with both the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Government. Respectfully, I do not wear this t-shirt inside the Alberta Legislature assembly or any other questionable garment unless approved by the LASS staff.
Totems on the West Coast are installed to identify indigenous communities but can also be used as a means of shaming others. Rather than getting angry with Government managers and officials over their bans on my art, I replaced my frustration with using love rather than hate, added lots of patience, and used my art to shame them with.
Chicago July 5-8, 2019 Inspired 2020 Freedom to Express & LISTEN

Created in Chicago, in response to art bans in Alberta.

Painting Tributes to the Late Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh's Figures of Speech, Chicago Museum of Contemporary art.

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