The Art of Our Time…in real time
MISSION STATEMENT: To become the world’s preeminent showcase for politically and socially-engaged fine art by encourag-ing, and providing incentives for, visual artists to create original fine art that seeks to educate and influence public opinion in the United States and around the world. Our exhibitions will always support good governance, rule of law, social justice and those basic human and political rights guaranteed to the People of the United States by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, and to peoples everywhere by the United Nations Charter, signed by the Truman Administration and ratified by the United States Senate in 1945, at the end of World War II.
The Art World’s Editorial Page
OUR VISION: In our lifetime, we have seen fine and graphic art inspire historic social and political change. The logo Jerzy Janiszewski created for the striking shipyard workers in communist Poland in 1980, for example, became the symbol of the velvet revolutions that brought an end to Russian control over Central Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union itself, a decade later. In Poland, Janiszewski’s symbol became so widely known that it gave the movement its name, Solidarity. And the rest, as they say, is history.
We believe there’s a yearning for change now, in the United States. And we’re certain fine and graphic artists, like Janiszewski, can help Americans see the need for, and the benefits that will accrue to all of us from, enlightened and progressive change.
We think of THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ART as The Art World’s Editorial Page…a showcase for works of art that will help America, and the world, see the changes that will need to occur to restore faith in our political system and a more just and equal future for all.