News

April 2016 -  Weights and Measures: Portraits of Justice will debut in February 2017 at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

 

March 2016 - Select pieces from Weights and Measures were selected included in the 2016 EVA International Biennial "Still (the) Barbarians," curated by Koyo Kouoh, in Limerick City, Republic of Ireland. The biennial concurs with the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a landmark moment in Ireland's struggle for liberation from British colonial rule. Kouoh's curation of the biennial investigates post-colonialism, diaspora, human rights, and internatioanl justice. McCallum's presence in this arena adds dimension to the biennial and allows viewers to consider Weights and Measures in a different context. 


August 2015 - ConjunctionArts received a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the completion of the painted portraits in Weights and Measures. In September we fiscally sponsored a $25,000 individual artist "new technology" grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for the development of a sound-and-light installation by Bradley McCallum to present survivors' voices as the central component of the Weights and Measures project. 

 

August 2015 - Conjunction Arts hired Kara Blackmore, an independent applied anthropologist and curator based in Uganda whose practice focuses on exhibition-making as a tool for symbolic reparations, as the director of site coordination and outreach for the Weights and Measures tour in Africa. She brings years of experience working with a network of social justice organizations to support the collection of testimonies and to use art as a complement to processes of social healing.