Precarious Solidarities

Artists for Democracy 1974–77: Exhibition Histories

‘Precarious Solidarities’ takes Artists for Democracy (AFD) as a starting point to explore the entanglement of artistic practices with transnational solidarities shaped by migration and political mobilisation.

AFD formed in London in 1974 to give ‘material and cultural support to liberation movements worldwide’.

Through detailed contextualisation, commissions from scholars, artists, and extensive archival documentation, ‘Precarious Solidarities’ approaches these histories through an intersection of multiple overlapping agencies and conditions of possibility – artistic, social, political, historical and geographic – to explore the potentials of these histories today.

Features texts from Rasheed Araeen, Guy Brett, George Clark & Cuong Pham with An Viet Archive, Wing Chan, Hannah Healey, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, María José Lemaitre & Caroll Yasky (Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende), Courtney J. Martin, David Medalla, David Morris, Yaiza Hernández Velázquez, Vijay Prashad, and Cecilia Vicuña.

Published by Afterall in 2022 in association with Asia Art Archive; the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg; and documenta Institut.

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