CURE/rated: Bigotry, A Societal Cancer exhibition is taking place through PAVE Contemporary and will be accessible via the virtual gallery from 23rd MarcH.
The United States of America, along with the rest of the world, is experiencing political and economic turmoil. If those are the symptoms of a broken system, the diagnosis or underlying problem is bigotry, a societal cancer.
Bigotry, which includes but is not limited to sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia, negatively impacts society the way cancer harms the human body. What may start out as an ideology among an individual, or small group of people, can quickly infiltrate a nation similar to the way malignant tumors metastasize to other parts of the body. At times, it is advantageous to just remove or excise the problem. Other times, when the cancer has spread too deep, it is better to target everything at once. One way to target a wider audience in treating this systemic issue is through awareness and education.
The concept and curation of the exhibition is the brainchild of two exceptional minds and art collectors Fadi Braiteh and Dan Nguyen. The Las Vegas based oncologist, Dr Fadi Braiteh, and New York based physician and entrepreneur, Dr Dan Nguyen, share a deep passion for contemporary art and a conviction in the transformative, redemptive power of art.
The 11 artists featured in this group show capture the emotions and tensions that have permeated much of our society. Their messages and energies are reflected in these works.