About the Auction
We organized The Struggle for Change in reaction to the worldwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality. The exhibition is an exploration of art’s capacity to affect social evolution-- both via the curated works which challenge the limits of visual representation to tackle oppression and the financial aid generated by the auctioning of the artwork. 100% of gallery proceeds and / 70% of total sales to be donated equally between Black Lives Matter LA and the Summaeverythang Community Center in Watts which takes self-directed action to develop Black and Brown empowerment: personal, political, economic. The donation percentage was determined by the choices of the participating artists regarding the allocation of funds. The first option was a 50/50 split between the artist and gallery with 100% of gallery proceeds donated, second was 100% donation, and the third option was available to Black artists-- to keep 100% of sales proceeds as a direct financial action to support racial justice. For full transparency, Murmurs will share receipts of the donations when they are made after the auction ends.
Each work of art differs in its expressive modality used to evoke the artist’s connection to the fight for racial justice, from representational to symbolic, conceptual to poetic. The resulting exhibition illuminates the collective truth of a community, allowing it to be seen and, hopefully, inspire change.