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Shahzia Sikander in Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography

Drawn from the vast collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, the exhibition explores issues of race, identity, and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography from one of the legendary print collections in the United States. Organized by Portland, Oregon, art historian and scholar Elizabeth Bilyeu, the exhibition features over 80 prints by 40 artists, including Enrique Chagoya, Lalla Essaydi, Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, Nicola Lopez, Wendy Red Star, Roger Shimomura, Kara Walker, and Marie Watt, among many others. 

Bilyeu says "Social justice is defined here by individual artists creatively bringing their own stories and passions to us through visual elements, collaborations in printmaking and photographic processes, and in their lives beyond their art. We hear their voices translated through images giving us ideas that engage thought, discussion, and action."

“The theme represented in this exhibition, social justice, is the most important discussion all of us in the country need to have with each other,” said Jordan D. Schnitzer.

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