Frohawk Two Feathers, “Etranger (stranger)” (2017), acrylic, graphite, and spray paint on canvas 84 x 84 inches

The more closely the art world aligns itself with the upper echelons of global capital, the less it seems like a potential force for radical social change. Enter Into Action, a nine-day long pop-up exhibition that aims to reinforce the connection between art and social justice, activism, and cultural resistance.

Organized by Hank Willis Thomas and Michelle Woo (of  For Freedoms), Glenn Kaino, Yosi Sergant, and Favianna Rodriguez, the project features artwork and installations by dozens of visual artists, performances, panel discussions and workshops on topics ranging from civil disobedience to climate change, and criminal justice reform. Notable participants include John Legend, Patrick Martinez, Shepard Fairey, Van Jones, SWOON, Andrea Bowers, and many more. Into Action is free and open to the public. Check the calendar for a full list of events.

When: Opens Saturday, January 13, 10am–10pm
Where: 1726 N. Spring St., Chinatown, Los Angeles

Matt Stromberg is a freelance visual arts writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Hyperallergic, he has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, CARLA, Apollo, ARTNews, and other publications.