Opening Saturday, June 20th, from 10 am - 10 am
On view through Tuesday, June 23rd
We are pleased to present by & for | BLM, an Instagram-mediated relief auction for local and national level not for profit organizations working to ensure the safety of Black Trans Lives and Black community organizers currently working at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement. This edition has been collectively.
Collectively curated by Jameson Paige, Fabiola Tosi, Alex-Peyton Levine and Pia Singh, this edition features thirty three original artworks on view on the by & for Instagram page. Bids will open via the comments section of each artwork, or via direct messages, from 10:00 a.m. CDT on the 20th of June through 10:00 a.m. CDT on the 23rd of June, 2020.
Founded by Pia Singh at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in March 2020, by & for was conceived as a platform for artists to directly support one another through the sale of individual artworks. Artists are invited to donate one work for auction, presented to a viewing public in a live-bidding experience, for incremental bids of $50 over a 72 hour period. Usually, all funds raised in the auction are divided equally amongst participating artists at the closing of auction. For this edition, we will be splitting the funds raised between Brave Space Alliance, BlackTransFutures. and the Trans Justice Funding Project and 2 community organizers based in Chicago.
by & for | BLM brings together artists of all ages and of varying degrees of experience, in order to build a collective sense of shared well-being. This edition features work by: Elena Ailes, Claire Ashley, Angela Azmitia, Lucy Baird, Margaret Crowley, Cass Davis, Madeleine Finley, Rami George, Griffin Goodman, Rosemary Hall, Erin Hayden , Ellen Holtzblatt, Jennifer Huang , Michiko Itatani, Jin Lee, Alex-Peyton Levine, Mev Luna, SaraNoa Mark, Jesse Meredith, Matt Morris, Emily Mulder, Kelly Neibert, Shonna Pryor, Jeff Robinson, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez , Elaine Rubenoff , Ruby T, Elaine Tanski, Unyimaebasi Udoh, Laura Wetter , William Wiebe , Guanyu Xu and Shanna Zentner