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Online Exhibition: Back to the Present — Opens

February 1, 2021

Powered by the Black Student Union (BSU) at FIT, the Back to the Present virtual exhibition conveys comparisons between activism, police brutality, and racism from the 1960s to 2020 through art submitted from all over the country. Not only did the curators want to invoke a feeling of shock and disbelief on how similar photos, videos, and art look from the two time periods, but they also wanted to bring an element of fashion, music, and pop culture into the exhibition.

Back to the Present is curated by the BSU’s Joi Berry, Communications Design AAS ‘21; Ashleigh Simpson, Fashion Design AAS ‘21; and Kia Ward, Textile/Surface Design BFA ‘21.

This virtual exhibition is hosted by the Art and Design Gallery at FIT and is also sponsored by the Diversity Council of FIT as part of its Black History Month activities; for a full schedule of activities, visit fitnyc.edu/blackhistory.

Visit the exhibition here.

Exhibition-related events: 

Virtual Artist Talks: BSU x Art and Design Gallery: Feb. 25, 1–2 pm
Five to seven artists featured in the exhibition will be featured. They will get to speak about their work and tell attendees about themselves and their practice.  RSVP to receive a link to the event here. 

This virtual exhibition is free and open to the public.