Arcus Americas, the Americas chapter of Clifford Chance's global LGBT+ and allies community, is pleased to present Marks of Resistance.
This is Arcus Americas' twelfth annual art exhibition in the Firm's New York office celebrating Gay Pride Month, the third in the Washington, D.C., office, and the eleventh year Arcus Americas features parallel exhibits with the Firm’s offices around the world.
According to recent FBI data, this past year saw an uptick in hate crimes against LGBT+ Americans. In spite of this startling trend, plans for the 2020 U.S. Census are moving forward and it will not include questions about sexuality and gender, dismissing years of advocacy that LGBT+ bodies be counted. Indeed, the U.S. Census board has never accounted for LGBT+ Americans, which has created a challenge for federal agencies and researchers to accurately track the size, demographics, and needs of these vulnerable communities. Marks of Resistance includes artwork by LGBT+ artists with a wide range of creative practices that emphasize presence and visibility as a form of political resistance. Works will span diverse media and forms: portraiture—of queer people, places and archives that reify cultural memory and demand our attention—and abstract works that articulate identity, personhood and presence through slight or cumulative marks, color and materials.
At Clifford Chance, we are committed to promoting diversity at the Firm and to fostering a supportive work environment in which all employees can develop to their full potential and contribute their best work to the success of the Firm and its clients, without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability or any other status protected by law.
Arcus chapters throughout the Firm's global network are involved in numerous activities including pro bono legal work and financial sponsorship for the LGBT+ community and charitable organizations.