An artist-run project and event space in Thomas, West Virginia
“So much of the media that focused on this region after the presidential election seemed to come from the perspective of ‘What did these dumb hillbillies do to us? Well, look what they do to themselves.’ We now have the language to change the conversation regionally and actually hold those responsible accountable. What if the money that the Sacklers spent in museums was instead spent on treatment in the areas that suffered the most for their profits? If the Sacklers want to clean their money and gain cultural equity, let it be for doing the right thing.”
I’m so honored and proud to share this important conversation between @queerappalachia and @paul.m.brown on @burnaway. ? QA creative director Mamone’s installation “Which Side Are You On”—which invokes Zoe Leonard’s 1992 work “I Want A President” in the era of the opioid epidemic—is currently on view at @gradientprojects in Thomas, WV (#thomaswv), and will travel to Asheville, NC, in March.