Blue branches of the neighborhood, 2020
180 x 100 x 70 Inches
In various states across the US, as well as in multiple countries, art is bringing local communities together and fostering dialogues on a global scale. Organized by Eileen Jeng Lynch, founder of Neumeraki, Art Off-Screen is an international exhibition of artwork and performances in outward-facing locations around the world, including the United States, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Croatia, and Vietnam. Over 100 artists have participated thus far.
Art Off-Screen provides an immersive experience that engages the community on the street level, as well as through an interactive lens on this page. View documentation and locations of the projects worldwide through the use of Google Maps (see below). Artists select their locations.
In response to pause orders during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Art Off-Screen provides access to art beyond a computer screen, and forges connections with the community — encouraging conversations, amplifying voices, inspiring creativity, and sending messages of hope and healing. Employing a variety of mediums and sites, artists create new work and/or explore new directions as well as ways of how their art is seen or experienced. Artists address issues surrounding the pandemic, racial violence, social injustice, climate change as well as reflections on their artistic practices, among other topics.
This project began on July 18 and is ongoing with some works on view for the indefinite future. Additional artists have been added every two weeks since July 18. With each new unveiling, occurring on July 18, August 1, August 15, August 29, September 12, September 26, October, November and beyond, Zoom conversations are conducted with each group of artists, during which they discuss their works.
Inquiries are directed to the artists, who handle their own sales. At least 20% of proceeds go to the Artist Relief Fund, The Bail Project, Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Loveland Foundation, or another cause of the artist’s choice. A limited quantity of postcards will be created and sold in assorted packs of 10, which support the various causes.