Sunderø Art Gallery stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all marginalized communities that have for too long faced injustice.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others have unjustly lost their lives or suffered great inequity. We acknowledge that the art industry has not done its job regarding institutionalized racism and systemic injustice. Instead it has has offered a predominantly white male perspective and excluded the voices and participation of others. Our gallery commits to improve our efforts against this practice.
We will strive to be actively anti-racist, and do more to support and represent diverse and marginalized artists.
Why do we think this is important?
Art is serious business. Not only as commodity, but primarily in its capacity to act as a resource bank of our shared human experience and to shape history and culture in doing so.
Art is powerful and we ill act on the privilege it is to be a part of the art world.
(Photo: Courtesy of Sofia Tatarinova: Udmyrtya II. From the Udmyrtya series)