To coincide with national Pride Month, the New York office of Clifford Chance and the firm’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied employees network, Arcus Americas, unveiled its 8th annual Transatlantic Pride Art Exhibition celebrating the LGBT community. First held in New York in 2007, the event has quickly established itself as one of the city’s foremost corporate-sponsored programs in support of LGBT artists.
This year's show, Global Justice, explores the complexity and urgency of LGBT social justice issues and examines various aspects of LGBT oppression around the globe. The exhibition brings together paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and oral histories from well-known LGBT artists such as A.K. Burns, Billy Dee, Josh Faught, Kris Grey, Lucky S. Michaels, Bradley Secker, Ketch Wehr and Tadej Žnidarčič – as well as a collaborative project titled “Purple & Gold” – to expand the discourse of social justice for LGBT individuals.
The exhibition, which will be open to the public (tours available by appointment), will remain on view at Clifford Chance's New York office at 31 West 52nd Street through mid-September. A parallel exhibition, in which eight young artists consider the influence of pop culture as it inflects on contemporary identity, will also be presented at the firm’s London headquarters.