Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018


Spanish collective Enmedio, Spanish for “in the midst of,” wholly embodies their moniker. This politically active group of artists responds creatively to the economic and social inequalities rampant throughout Spain, and worldwide. We are not numbers, a work commissioned by NLE for How Much Do I Owe You?, responds most directly to the injustices committed during the Spanish economic crisis. Conceived as an action, the work involved pasting portraits of evicted Spaniards onto the windows of the responsible banks across the country, along with charts featuring shocking, often concealed, eviction statistics. Included in Bring in the Reality are postcards that portray evictees accompanied by brief biographies and the logo and address of the bank responsible for each eviction. Viewers are encouraged to send their own messages to the banks. 

We Are Not Numbers for No Longer Empty, How Much Do I Owe You?, 2012
6 x 4.25 in. each
Courtesy of Enmedio and No Longer Empty
Photo: Whitney Browne