NCAC Benefit Auction

Excited to get some really talented people together to support an important organization. I recently had the opportunity to curate part of this year’s benefit art auction for the National Coalition Against Censorship in NYC.

"NCAC’s Arts Advocacy Program, launched in 2000, is the only national project dedicated to working directly with individual artists and curators involved in censorship disputes. Its main goal is to protect artists’ rights to participate in the democratic dialogue by defending public access to their work, and supporting their ability to freely express views that might be unpopular or controversial. The project resolves controversies through education and advocacy, avoiding the need for legal action. Working within a larger organization allows us to capitalize on the fact that controversial issues are not confined to one medium of expression or one social sphere. We work with different constituencies to mobilize a wide base of support, and produce policy documents and materials for educational programs. We also analyze censorship trends and train artists to become their own advocates and develop strategies to counter censorship in all its ever-changing forms."

The auction was held on @paddle8 at
paddle8.com/auction/ncac

Many thanks to all the artists who generously donated their work: Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Taylor White, James Bullough, Shark Toof, Rebecca Jean Sutton, Matt Eaton, Logan Hicks, Marwan Shahin, Lala Abaddon, Dennis McNett, Caroline Caldwell, Jon Burgerman, Tristan Eaton, and Risk.

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