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Beyond Granite: Pulling Together

[18.08.23 – 18.09.23]

(Artists)

Tiffany Chung

(Venue)

National Mall, Washington DC, U.S.A.

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Thrilled to share Tiffany Chung’s commemorative art installation For the Living (2023) at “Beyond Granite: Pulling Together”, which explores national identity, memory, collectivity, participation, and legacy.

Beyond Granite, a brand-new initiative presented by the Trust for the National Mall in partnership with the National Capital Planning Commission and the National Park Service, brings a series of temporary art installations to the National Mall aimed at telling more of the American story.

The theme of the exhibition “Pulling Together” and the curatorial prompt are inspired by the 1939 Easter Sunday performance of renowned Black opera singer, Marian Anderson, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as she was barred from nearby Constitution Hall due to segregation in the capital. Her performance remains monumental in public memory with educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune remarking at the time that the performance “told a story of hope for tomorrow–a story of triumph–a story of pulling together, a story of splendor and real democracy.”

– Courtesy of Beyond Granite.