Posted: March 3rd, 2016 -
ArtAndOnly artist Li Tianbing part of exclusive group show
We’re proud to announce one of ArtAndOnly’s premiere artists is a part of a new group show, Us Is Them at the Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, Ohio until April 2016. Li Tianbing often explores the line between fiction and reality in politically charged settings. The duality of Li’s work emphasizes the exhibition’s focus of reflecting the ideas and beliefs – whether political, religious, social, or cultural that make global citizens similar rather than different.
“US IS THEM is a powerful exhibition of 75 paintings, sculpture, photographs, and video by a group of 42 international artists whose work confronts issues of politics, religion, and racism.
The exhibition is organized to reflect timely and potent issues of social justice and current affairs across the world. There exists a long history of artists as social critics from Goya to Manet. Artists are in the unique position to create things of beauty that inspire reflection, elevate our consciousness and fuel a sense of responsibility. The artists in US IS THEM continue that tradition by creating enlightening and thoughtful works that challenge and rearrange stale notions of identity and obsolete notions of difference.
As the title suggests this exhibition focuses on what connects rather than separates us. We live in a global society. What happens abroad impacts us at home. What happens at home reverberates across the world. While we experience dramatic social, cultural, economic, and environmental changes, people across continents share in a continuing fight for social justice, solidarity, and tolerance.
This exhibition presents works that respond to and raise awareness about our common human condition.
Artists include: Derrick Adams, El Anatsui, Nick Cave, Noah Davis, Roberto Diago, Omar Victor Diop, Edouard Duval-Carrie, David Hammons, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lyle Ashton Harris, Jonathan Hammer, Mona Hatoum, Zhang Huan, Wang Jin, Hayv Kahraman, Titus Kaphar, Miler Lagos, Patrick Lee, Simone Leigh, Tianbing Li, Mustafa Maluka, Wangechi Mutu, Adi Nes, Shirin Neshat, Aminah Robinson, Yinka Shonibare, Jeff Sonhouse, John Sonsini, Marthine Pascale Tayou, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Francis Upritchard, Diane Wah, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, Judi Werthein, Kehinde Wiley, Fred Wilson, Joan Wobst, Hongbo Xu, and Chang Xugong.“