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Clifford Chance celebrates Pride Month with 9th annual LGBTQ art exhibition

24 June 2015

Clifford Chance celebrates Pride Month with 9th annual LGBTQ art exhibition

For the 9th consecutive year, Arcus America — the Americas chapter of Clifford Chance's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied employees network — is pleased to present its annual art exhibition celebrating national Pride Month. The event, which Clifford Chance's New York office has held each year since 2007, has earned a reputation as one of the city's foremost corporate-sponsored programs in support of LGBTQ artists.

The New York exhibit, E L A S T I C  P R A C T I C E, explores the expansive and fluid practices of LGBTQ artists across numerous disciplines and media. The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, and prints by more than 25 emerging and established contemporary artists recognized for their work inside and outside the mainstream art world. Working individually or collaboratively, these artists express their ideas through varied disciplines and modes of distribution, freely engaging poetry, dance, performance, theater, cabaret, design, film, and popular culture within their work. The exhibition is open to the public (tours available by appointment) and will remain on view at Clifford Chance's New York office at 31 West 52nd Street through mid-September.

An invitation-only reception will take place from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm on June 25 to celebrate the New York exhibition. The reception will feature interactive performances, video screenings, and pop-ups by two arts organizations with direct associations with artists featured in the exhibit: Visual AIDS, a non-profit that uses art to fight AIDS; and Otherwild, a design studio, community center and store in Los Angeles.

This year marks the expansion of the Arcus Exhibition to new offices in the Clifford Chance network. For the first time, the firm's Amsterdam and Hong Kong offices will join with New York and London (both of which first exhibited jointly in 2008) to present the Firm's inaugural Global Pride Art Exhibition.

"Nearly ten years on, we are incredibly proud of the growth our annual LGBTQ Art Exhibition has experienced," said Nick O'Neill, chair of Arcus Americas. "By shining a spotlight on these talented artists — in New York as well as Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London — we are also able to show our support and commitment to the ideals of inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace."