Shantell Martin just opened a solo exhibition which includes a site-specific installation and a series of new works in varying mediums based on a 27-point manifesto for the future of the art industry called The Future (of Art). The show runs through June 4th, 2022 at at Shepard Fairey's Los Angeles gallery Subliminal Projects.
Creating and appreciating art is uniquely intrinsic to the human experience. The cultural value of art has evolved under the weight of societal classism, forcing us collectively to ask; What and who is art for?
Martin’s manifesto is “a hope, a wish, and an encouragement for everyone to look deeper into how we support artists, how we protect artists, how we empower artists, and how we value art and the artists who dedicate their lives to their craft.”