CURE/RATED: Bigotry, A Societal Cancer is the latest installment in HOFA's ground-breaking exhibition series focused on spotlighting the portfolios of select art collectors. It is jointly curated by Las Vegas-based oncologist, Dr. Fadi Braiteh, and New York-based physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Dan Nguyen, who share a deep passion for contemporary art and a conviction in the transformative, redemptive power of art.
Drawing parallels between the debilitating effects of metastatic cancer and the cancerous suffering and discord brought on by deep-rooted bigotry, both curators have chosen to feature artists whose works dissect the troubling schisms in society through the narrative perspectives of marginalized groups.
Fadi and Dan share mutual admiration for the thirteen emerging artists whose artworks will feature in CURE/RATED: Bigotry, A Societal Cancer. These include Iranian American painter, Amir Fallah whose politically charged painting, Remember This (2020), draped the facade of the Institute of Contemporary Art San José, California, during the 2020 US elections.
The exhibition will highlight select portraits from Amir’s From the Primitive to the Present collection which pay homage to the universality of human experience across place and time through the intentional relegation of the superficial. Also set to feature is Alannah Farrell whose vivid narrative paintings, like the controversial Sam and Richard (2019), celebrate queer identity and sexuality while also challenging some of the conventional assumptions that fuel gender-based prejudice.