Bastide Projects is very pleased to support the project Flint Water by Pope.L in collaboration with Detroit artist-run gallery What Pipeline to galvanize interest in the people of Flint and their struggle for clean water access.
An Evening with Pope.L in Flint
Presenting by What Pipeline and MW Gallery
Thursday, March 1, 2018
5 - 7 PM
Flint Water Project (2017) was an art installation, a performance and an intervention that called attention to the water crisis in Flint by bottling contaminated Flint tap water and selling it as an edition at What Pipeline. During the exhibition, the art installation served as a store, a bottling demo, and an informal information center providing folks with details about Flint's crisis and serious water issues happening in Detroit, the Midwest, and beyond.
Proceeds from Flint Water will be donated to two charities: United Way of Genesee County, who will use the money for mitigating the long-term effects of the water crisis on residents of Flint; and Hydrate Detroit, a volunteer-led non-profit group combating water shutoffs and advocating for affordable water laws in Detroit.
Between September 2017 and January 2018, Flint Water Project raised over $30,000. Pope.L returns to Flint to present donations raised through the sale of Flint Water to United Way of Genesee County.
Editions of Flint Water now in the Mott-Warsh Collection, based in Flint, Michigan, will be on view at MW Gallery as part of the exhibition “20/20: Influential Artists of the 20th Century” from February 9 through July 28, 2018.
Everyone can support the project by ordering editions of Flint Water here.
Learn more about Flint Water at whatpipeline.com