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Clifford Chance to celebrate Gay Pride Month with parallel art exhibitions

5 June 2018

Clifford Chance to celebrate Gay Pride Month with parallel art exhibitions

This year, Clifford Chance Arcus Americas, the Americas Chapter of the Firm's global LGBT+ and allies community, will host art exhibitions in New York and Washington, DC in celebration of Gay Pride Month. The parallel exhibitions, Marks of Resistance, will be the 12th time the Firm has formally celebrated Gay Pride Month in the US.

Clifford Chance will also host art exhibitions across nine other global offices as part of its annual series, one of the largest corporate-supported exhibitions of art by LGBT+ artists. This year the global offices also hosting exhibitions include: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

Marks of Resistance includes artwork with a wide range of creative practices that emphasize presence and visibility as a form of political resistance. Works 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. The works will remain on view in the Firm's New York and Washington, DC offices through September 21, 2018.

"We are looking forward to hosting yet another successful art exhibition in celebration of Pride Month," said Nick O'Neill, who heads Arcus Americas. "We are proud to do our part to celebrate and encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance and in global society."

Details of the events are as follows:

  • New York:
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    Exhibition artists: Nancy Brooks Brody, Heather Cox, Florence Derive, Edie Fake, Lola Flash, Daniel Marcellus Givens, Eric Gyamfi, Lenn Keller, Wayne Koestenbaum, Larry Mantello, Signe Olson, Allison Michael Orenstein, Mickalene Thomas and Conrad Ventur.
    Email the Events team to RSVP

  • Washington, DC:
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    Exhibition artists: Antonius Bui, Heather Cox, Florence Derive, Edie Fake, Adrienne Gaither, Eric Gyamfi, Lenn Keller and Wayne Koestenbaum.
    Email the Events team to RSVP

Clifford Chance is 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. Learn more about the Firm's inclusion and diversity initiatives here.