FEATURED ARTIST: ADAM K. FUJITA
While working towards my MFA at the Products of Design Department at SVA, I learned how to reimagine product. To take what we know about a product or a service and to listen to the users of these products and to improve it. Ultimately to solve problems. In my work now I am investigating and reimagining protest, reimagining compassion and reimagining advocacy. Learning all along the way as I feel newly reinvigorated to try to make a difference.
Altruism is the belief in or practice of selfless concern for the well-being of others. Or when we act to promote someone else’s welfare, even at a risk or cost to ourselves. We live in a time of great apathy and diminishing empathy. I think this is so dangerous. While our country is attempting to be lead by a regime of moral midgets I feel like we as artists have to do more than say things. We have to take action. In building this show I wanted to push back on the popular and lackadaisical phrase “ I don’t give a fuck ” and in opposition of this I focused on 100 causes, non-profits and orgs I give a fuck about. We are trying to raise as much money as possible for these groups.
If we lose sight of our compassion for other people the fabric of our society begins to erode. I am so moved that we have the opportunity to to something charitable, beautiful and lewd in the attempt at problem solving and serving others. Thanks for being a part of it with me.
– Adam K. Fujita
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
AIDS Walk NYC
Caring Kind NYC
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Detroit Water Brigade
Foodbank for New York City
Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen
Institute for Community Living
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Level Up Job Training
National Center for Learning Disabilities
New York Peace Institute
Next Gen Men
Riseboro Elderly Services
Riseboro Homelessness Prevention
Arab American Association NY (AAANY)
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF)
The Carter Center
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
The Graphic Advocacy Project
Immigration Defense Project
The Marshall Project
Uyghur American Association
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