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Clifford Chance

Arcus Pride Art 2022 – Americas

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Community Networks

Community Networks brings together contemporary and historical artwork and ephemera in varied media—painting, photography, drawings, and prints—along with projects and organizations that highlight the importance of multigenerational LGBTQ+ social and creative communities.

These vital networks foster, galvanize, and build on the strength of collective engagement, allyship, and solidarity to empower, nurture, sustain, and advocate for a more equitable and inclusive society. These artists and organizations picture, memorialize, honor, and support present-day communities, while the work of past generations, historical examples of which are in the exhibition, is the foundation that contemporary LGBTQ+ social justice and life is built upon.

Community Networks reveals the power of art to document, visualize, and remember our lives, stories, and history and build and strengthen communities.

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Boris Torres

'Lesli, Will, and Henry' 2022

Boris Torres is an artist and father who was born in Ecuador and immigrated to Brooklyn as a child.

His work explores the overlap between portraiture, queer culture, and sexuality from a Latin American perspective.

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Clifford Prince King

Detail: 'Devin N. Morris' 2019

Clifford Prince King is a photographer whose craft began with his childhood love for the camera.

He documents his intimate relationships and community in everyday settings that speak to his experiences as a queer Black man.

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ClubHouse

'ClubHouse'

The ClubHouse (1974–1990) was a social club and activist organizing site established for the African American queer and ally community in the Washington, D.C. region.

The club was formed as an alternative to local bars that discriminated against Black queer patrons. 

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Gwen Shockey

'Cubbyhole Exterior (Closed)' 2022

Gwen Shockey is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, activist, and educator who is the founder of The Addresses Project, which investigates lesbian and queer space and memory in New York City.

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Lola Flash

Detail: Lola Flash, Self Portrait for the Queer Art Community Portrait Project, 2019

This series of portraits are selections from the QUEER|ART COMMUNITY PORTRAIT PROJECT and were taken by Lola Flash—a photographer and activist whose practice is firmly rooted in social justice advocacy around sexual, racial, and cultural difference.

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Agosto Machado

Detail: Boris Torres 'Portrait of Agosto Machado' 2022

This group of photography and ephemera celebrates the life of queer pioneer Agosto Machado and his LGBTQ+ community.

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Stephanie Crawford

'Imaginary Landscape 10' 2020

This selection of artwork and ephemera celebrates pioneering transgender visual artist and celebrated jazz vocalist Stephanie Crawford and her LGBTQ+ community.

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Trial Balloon

'Three Bouquets (Purple #1)' 2002

Included here is artwork by artists involved with Trial Balloon, a three-year project that was an alternative, feminist art space in New York City dedicated to exhibiting and supporting the work of female artists.

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Supporting our community in São Paulo

For Pride Month 2022, Clifford Chance is making a donation to English to Trans-form (ETT), a São Paulo-based NGO that provides free language teaching project for the LGBTQIA+ population. Founded in 2015 by Paolo Capistrano and Marcela Polo, ETT seeks to make second language acquisition more accessible to trans-gender people. The volunteer teachers are trained by coordinators that also develop the material in the courses. This material takes diversity, inclusion, gender identity and a myriad of social issues into its syllabus.

 

English to Trans-form Session, April 11, 2021
Photos by Bela Baderna, Courtesy English to Trans-From, São Paulo

About Arcus

Arcus is our global inclusive employee network open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex, Queer people and their Allies​​​. Arcus aims to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance that gives colleagues the choice to be open and out.

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Arcus archives

Explore some of our previous exhibitions to see how Arcus Pride Art has evolved in recent years.

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