Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate is a visual arts exhibition encouraging a re-examination of international social justice. The exhibit features works by forty artists from across the United States reflecting upon and transforming volumes of white supremacist propaganda into thought-provoking, relevant works of art.
The impetus for the Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate exhibit came from the Montana Human Rights Network that acquired a large quantity of white supremacist books from a defector. The books were used as a catalyst for change through collaboration with curators at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana. The Holter Museum issued a national call to artists to participate in the exhibition to create art from the hate books and turn them to constructive, positive use.
These artworks will be on display at the Emerson’s Jessie Wilber Gallery (see earlier post) from October 15 – December 15 and the Helen Copeland Gallery at Montana State University from November 23 – December 18. There is a reception at the Helen Copeland Gallery on Thursday, December 3, 7-9pm.