“The 5 Year Plan gives artists a chance to make a tangible contribution to the common good, simply by doing what they already do naturally. If people just give what they do naturally, everyone can live together with dignity.” — Aaron Sinift, Fall 2021
In this artwork—created in the style of a bound book including contributions from a variety of visual artists including Yoko Ono, Chris Martin, Francesco Clemente, and many others—Aaron Sinift aims to create global cohesion and promote philanthropy through his artistic practice. Many of the artists’ page contributions are political in their visual content, whether it be promoting equity, speaking on terrorism, or commenting on the nature of war. The imagery inside the piece is often violent or striking, drawing viewers in to contemplate these political and ethical issues. The specific choice to create 5 Year Plan in a book format beckons its viewers to become physically involved in their humanitarian practices, turning the pages to images of various political or social issues that those specific artists deem as worthy of our time, attention, and care. In a similar style to that of a zine, Sinift creates a small-circulation piece through the form of an interactive book, made by hand with the intention of cultivating a global community of culturally conscious art consumers.