NEW YORK — Artworks at a new gallery of contemporary art will be shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Sunday, a year after a group of artists launched the first symposium on the topic.
Synja, a New York-based art gallery and gallery, is hosting the symposium, which aims to bring together artists, scholars, and other professionals from around the world to examine how to transform art and culture from an abstract to a more social and collaborative form.
The show, titled “The Art of the Future,” will include works by artists from India, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The artworks, all commissioned by the Whitney, will be exhibited in the Whitney’s new space, the Art of Color.
The symposium will be the first such exhibition of its kind in the U.S. The Whitney will also host a major art auction in New York City in October.
The Whitney’s Art of The Future exhibition opens on May 20.
The show includes works by artist Toni Morrison, filmmaker Spike Lee, and poet John Berger.
This article originally appeared on CNN.com