MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal

January 20–March 29, 2018, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA

Curated by Ciara Ennis and Jennifer Vanderpool
Pitzer College Art Galleries
January 20–March 29, 2018

Opening Reception:
January 20, 3-5 p.m.
Pitzer College
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Symposium: Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal
March 23, 2018
Pitzer College

The people have spoken. They have put it in writing. They have created manifestos.

Pitzer College Art Galleries has collected these works and put them on display in Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal, an exhibition of the ideas, wishes and demands of scores of citizens with something to say and a need to be heard. It is our current climate of discord that created Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal. It was conceived to give these citizens a soapbox and to amplify their voices.

These voices are many. These voices belong to inmates at sun-baked correctional facilities in Southern California and to cloistered scholars at elite colleges. These voices express the ideas of professional writers, self-taught artists and developmentally disabled students. Their broad variety of concerns were harvested by a team of varied volunteers—Andrea Bowers, Olga Koumoundouros, Việt Lê, Ultra Red, Carlin Wing and Jenny Yurshansky—who collected manifestos that are printed on paper, painted on canvas, formed in neon, shot on video and carved in wood. MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal is a multitude of opinions hung densely, floor-to-ceiling, in sections that reflect the numerous themes that include immigration, ableism, race, resistance, religion and gentrification.

MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal opens on January 20, 2018, and runs through March 29, 2018, at the Pitzer College Art Galleries in Claremont, CA. Pitzer College is one of the highly ranked and nationally admired Claremont Colleges that share contiguous campuses in eastern Los Angeles County. A symposium discussing many of the issues raised by the exhibition will take place on March 23, 2018.

Funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal was conceived as an outlet for ideas and proposals for the healing of discord in our society and improvement of conditions for all citizens. With the public sphere embroiled in a seemingly intractable contest of us-versus-them so virulent that it has filtered down to a neighbor-vs-neighbor antagonism, it is essential that we reexamine just who we are and what we stand for. MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal has joined the conversation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Alexandra Juhasz & Craig Dietrich
Alice Könitz
Alice Marie Perreault
Alison O’Daniel
Amy Elkins
Andrea Bowers
Andrew Bracey
Alice Wingwall
Anthony Bodlović
April Bey
Arseli Dokumaci
Astri Swendsrud
Ava Morton
Benjamin Hurst
Bill Anthes
Byron Toledo
Candice Lin
Carlin Wing
Carlos Jackson
Carrie Patterson
Catherine Long
Cathy Akers
Charlotte Sherman
Chris Chriatian
Chris Michno
Christina Ondrus
Connie Samaras
Dana Sperry
Danielle Adair
David Goldblatt
David Michael Lee
Doran George
Edgar Endress
Edgar Heap of Birds
Edgar Arceneaux
Elena Banjo
Elana Mann & John Burtle
Faith Wilding
Faye Ray
Fiona Jack
Francesca Lalanne
Glenn Harcourt
Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya)
Ginger Wolfe-Suarez
Helén Svensson
Ian Ingram
Ingrid Rojas
Ingrid Von Sydow
Jane Callister
Jennifer Moon
Jennifer Moon & Laub
Jen Smith
Jenny Perlin
Jenny Yurshansky
Jesse Lerner
Jessica McCoy
Jessica Wimbley
Joe Parker
Johanna Karlin
Joshua Callahan
Joyce Campbell
Juan Siliverio
Julia Haft Candell
Juliet Johnson
Justin Arroyo
Kang Seung Lee
Karen Lofgren
kate-hers RHEE (이미래)
Kaucyila Brooke
Kotti & Co, Berlin
Liat Yossifor
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lisa Jevbratt
Liz Glynn
Liz Young
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
Luis Zepeda
Mary Clare Stevens
Matt Ohm
Martabel Wasserman
Maura Brewer & Abigail Glaum-Lathbury
Max King Cap
Michael Parker
Michelle Dizon
Michelle Wiener
Mike Bode
Nancy Baker Cahill
Nuttaphol Ma
Olga Koumoundouros
Oliver Kish
Peter Su
Racial Imaginary
Robin Lehleitner
Sadie Barnette
Sandra de la Loza & Eduardo Molinari
Sara Hendren & Caitrin Lynch
Sarita Dougherty
Seher Uysal
Seth Pringle
Sheila Pinkel
Southwark Notes, London
Stephanie Syjuco
Sune Woods
Theo Tegelaers
Timothy Berg & Rebekah Myers
Tom Skelly
Tony Crowley
Ultra Red & School of Echoes, Los Angeles
Vermont College of Fine Arts | VCFA
Victoria Marks
Việt Lê
Von Curtis
Warren Neidich
Weshoyot Alvitre
Women’s Center for Creative Work