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You be the jury: New Yorkers ready to vote for art that promotes social change

Renzo Martens’s Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise Courtesy Renzo Martens

New Yorkers can vote for social change this Saturday, 2 December when the Queens Museum stages a public ballot to decide the winner of the Visible Award, a €25,000 prize for a socially engaged art project, run by the Italian organisations Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna. This year’s shortlist includes Renzo Martens’s art-making platform and white-cube gallery run by plantation workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Pedro Neves Marques and Mariana Silva’s online video channel Inhabitants. The day-long event is free and open to the public, but voter registration is required. The agenda includes presentations of the shortlisted proposals, discussions and debate, and finally, an open vote.

Appeared in The Art Newspaper, 296 December 2017