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Pedro Reyes organises 'Artists Against The Bomb' exhibition at Judd Foundation, New York

24 November 2023

Opening on Tuesday 28 November in New York, the Judd Foundation presents an exhibition and public program in partnership with Artists Against the Bomb, organised by Pedro Reyes.

In conjunction with a concurrent exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the exhibition of artist-designed posters, presented by Artists Against the Bomb in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), is organised by Reyes and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

Artists Against the Bomb is a poster campaign calling for universal nuclear disarmament. This group of posters comprises historical and newly commissioned pieces that range across different fields: graphic arts, film, photography, sculpture, music, poetry and fiction, as well as agitprop and records of activism. Sometimes these categories blur together, but they always have one thing in common: a sense of urgency that we as a species cannot wait for solutions to come from those at the top and that only public outrage and the spirit of protest will generate the critical mass necessary to produce change.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication that features all featured works, along with a foreword by Pedro Reyes and Melissa Parke, executive director of ICAN, which reviews the history of antinuclear movements and their strategies to combat the use of nuclear weapons.

On Thursday 30 November, the Foundation will hold AtomiCon – an afternoon of conversations on denuclearization, disarmament and atomic culture with artists Rachel Bronson, Lyndon Burford, Stephanie Dvareckas, Petuuche Gilbert, Adam Jonas Horowitz, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Pedro Reyes, and Eric Schlosser. This event is free and open to the public, no reservation required.

Find further information via Judd Foundation.

Image © Carla Fernandez

Pedro Reyes organises 'Artists Against The Bomb' exhibition at Judd Foundation, New York
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