OUTMemphis is honored to announce our participation in 2020Solidarity, a fundraiser initiated by renowned artist Wolfgang Tillmans. Across the world organizations are participating in the 2020Solidarity project. This fundraiser supports non-profits, cultural spaces, and community projects during the Covid-19 pandemic. Organized by Between Bridges, the 2020Solidarity project enlisted over 50 artists from around the world to create posters as a fundraising incentive for participating organizations. The artworks are available for a minimum $50 donation, and all proceeds will go directly to OUTMemphis’s lifesaving services for LGBTQ+ community members at this time. OUTMemphis & Memphis Rox are the only two local organizations in artist William Eggleston’s hometown participating in the 2020Solidarity project. The proceeds from the selected posters below will go directly towards the programs and services offered by OUTMemphis, and were made by participating artists: William Eggleston, Sabelo Mlangeni, Ebecho Muslimova, and Spyros Rennt.
 

Each poster is 23 1/2 x 16 1/5, produced in an unlimited edition but available only until July 3. *Posters will be available for pickup and domestic/US shipping only; dates and times for pickup/shipping will be announced after July 3.

We are grateful for the generosity of the Eggleston Art Foundation and Between Bridges for the opportunity to participate.   

William Eggleston
Untitled
c.1974-75
Offset print on paper
59,4 cm x 42 cm (23.4 x 16.5 in)

William Eggleston continues to live in his hometown of Memphis, where he was born in 1939. Eggleston is widely credited with helping to legitimize color photography as an artistic medium. His exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976 is considered a historical landmark, and his work has been the subject of numerous publications and is represented in major collections around the world. In 2019, the Eggleston Art Foundation was established in Memphis to house the Eggleston Archive, facilitate research and support contemporary arts programming.

Sabelo Mlangeni
‘”Identity” Bongani Tshabalala’ 
2011
Offset print on paper
59,4 cm x 42 cm (23.4 x 16.5 in)

Sabelo Mlangeni was born in 1980 and lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he graduated from the Market Photo Workshop. His acclaimed series “Country Girls” presents an intimate portrait of queer life within the rural areas of Mpumalanga province. Highlighting scenes of exuberance and glamour alongside those of strife and grit, his black and white images portray and valorize the perspectives of individuals who identify with specific communities. His focused engagement renders the complex cultural identities found within contemporary South African society.

Ebecho Muslimova
‘Fatebe Yoga’
2015
Offset print on paper
59,4 cm x 42 cm (23.4 x 16.5 in)

Ebecho Muslimova was born in 1984 in Dagestan, Russia and lives and works in New York City. Her art practice manifests a graphic trajectory of the personal and exposed, the comedic and the disquieting, and is centered around the artist’s alter ego, Fatebe, a bold and sexually liberated character. The works depict a persona shameless and free, exploring the world in ridiculous and impossible situations that revel in the celebration of carnal processes and bodily curiosity.

Spyros Rennt 
‘The arm over his shoulder
2020
Offset print on paper
42 cm x 59,4 cm (16.5 x 23.4 in)

Spyros Rennt left his native Greece in 2011 to move to Berlin. A former computer engineer, Rennt’s photography documents his personal experiences with a lyricism that is applied equally to the banal and the ecstatic. Last year he released Another Excess, a book of photographs that offers Rennt’s unique insight into the creativity of queer parties, clubs and nightlife around the German capital.

The posters are 23 1/2 x 16 1/5, produced in an unlimited edition but available only until July 3. *Posters will be available for pickup and domestic/US shipping only; dates and times for pickup/shipping will be announced after July 3. Please contact [email protected] for more information.