Speaking Volumes Transforming Hate
January 2, 2015 -- February 26, 2015
307 East Brady Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
In 2004 the Montana Human Rights Network purchased 4,000 publications of extreme anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, racist "bibles" from a defecting leader of one of the most virulent white supremacist groups in the United States. Artists from across the country were invited to transform these materials in provocative ways, and 46 of the resulting works form the Speaking Volumes Transforming Hate exhibit.
A Montana newspaper columnist wrote of the original 2008 exhibit, "Some artists pulped the pages of the books, completely remaking them into something altogether different. Others altered the texts more subtly. New York artist Charles Gute took pages of the books and marked them up, substituting words to create a whole reversal of the message."
By responding creatively to hate, injustice, and violence, the artists represented in Speaking Volumes Transforming Hate promote thinking and conversations that encourage empathy for others and respect for social justice.