Students experiment with politics, media in ‘Role as Citizen’ exhibition — By Jessica Rogen UMSL Daily (12. 10. 2018)
The gallery was taking part in the 50 State Initiative, a project designed by For Freedoms, an artist-run Super PAC that aims to encourage artistic and civic participation based on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” address: freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom of worship and freedom from fear. From Oct. 11 to Nov. 11, the Kranzberg, along with curator Modou Dieng, presented “Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom: Over you / you,” a solo show featuring the work of the Colombian political artist Oscar Murillo.
For Freedoms' new 50 State Initiative billboards aim to deepen political discourse in St. Louis ahead of midterms — By Alison Gold St.Louis (10. 11. 2018)
St. Louis just joined the largest creative collaboration in American history—and the proof is in three billboards scattered across the city, part of the 50 State Initiative, a project by national organization For Freedoms. Installed the week of September 17, a small purse with “Your Body Your Business” embroidered in bold pink towers over a stretch of I-44. Another, near the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge, depicts a man looking toward the sun and the words “Ride Walk Drive March Vote.” The third, in St. Charles near 5th Street, proclaims “All Li es Matter.”
New Artist-Designed Billboards Urge St. Louis to Consider Four Freedoms — By Paul Friswold RFT (10. 02. 2018)
The billboard in question, Your Body Your Business, was designed by artist Michele Pred as part of the nationwide art project For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. Its name and inspiration are drawn from President Franklin Roosevelt's idea that Americans are born with four innate freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom from want, freedom from fear and the freedom to worship.
Largest Public-Art Campaign in US History Set to Come to St. Louis
— By Rikki Byrd ALIVE (07. 10. 2018)
Titled the “50 State Initiative”, the organization has set an ambitious goal of working with arts and cultural institutions along with several artists in 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., to mount 50 billboards of artworks. The goal of the billboards is to provide artists with a platform to encourage discourse on civic issues among arts and cultural institutions and residents of the states.