Art Exhibition Honoring Aaron Swartz Opens in NYC

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March 28 – May 30

(Opening Reception: March 28, 6PM – 9PM)

ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Avenue, 15 floor, New York City, NY 10016

This exhibit is made possible thanks to Art for Change, Boundless City, Latino Social Innovation and ThoughtWorks.

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of…
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This art exhibition is a visual manifestation of Aaron’s journey with activism. Launched digitally to honor Aaron’s lifelong pursuit of justice, Unbound will be presented in New York City at ThoughtWorks, a progressive company built by a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. This is where Aaron Swartz worked before he left us, building software in support of grass-roots political movements. We are thankful to ThoughtWorks for giving this exhibition a physical space, where people can come together to honor Aaron’s legacy under one roof.

Participating artists:

Alexis Duque
Alma Sheppard-Matsuo
David Bacon
Ellen Pearlman
Felipe Galindo
Greg Berger
Julio Salgado
Matti Havens
Michael D’Antuono
Nathaniel Curtis
Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme
Peter Hoffmeister and Jack Laughner

In order to attend the opening reception, you must RSVP at this link: https://aaronswartzartexhibition.eventbrite.com

Exhibit Duration: March 28 – May 30
Viewing Hours: Noon to 3PM – March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26
or by appointment: eliana@artforchange.org

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“Aaron” by Alexis Duque

Additional events will be announced.
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To view the digital exhibit: http://bit.ly/1j3w5C3

From the exhibit website: “Unbound: A Tribute to Aaron Swartz” was conceived to honor Aaron’s lifelong pursuit of justice and to amplify his contributions to society. The exhibit provides space to artists and activists who, like Aaron, challenge the status quo, disrupt unjust systems, give voice to the voiceless and build movements for justice and equity. Aaron used technology as a tool for positive social transformation and progress. Artists use their art.

It is difficult to capture the breadth of Aaron’s activism. He wanted government accountability and transparency. He wrote and spoke extensively about institutional corruption and crony capitalism. He helped create RSS feed to provide a platform for more people to be heard; Reddit to democratize media content creation; Open Libraries to make books widely accessible. He cofounded Creative Commons and Demand Progress. Aaron, by addressing a wide range of issues though his writings, research, and the development of nonprofits and technology tools, allows others to initiate their own movements for social change.

Unbound serves as a visual sociopolitical manifestation of Aaron’s journey. Unbound features a socioeconomically and diverse group of artists, presenting a variety of perspectives.”

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“Disposable Society” by Leon Nicholas Kalas