Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D

By Tiernan Morgan on April 17, 2014

[Sholette] surmised...“we put on the table the notion that artists could align themselves with cultural activists...The relationship between art and politics is taken for granted today, though back then it wasn’t at all.”

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Greg Sholette is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alum. For more about his work, please visit:

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‘Out of Place: Art For the Evicted’ (1984), an outdoor exhibition organized by PAD/D’s ‘Not For Sale’ committee at various locations in the Lower East Side. The facades of abandoned buildings were plastered with artworks in a bid to call attention to gentrification. (courtesy Gregory Sholette/Dark Matter Archives).

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