Monday, January 5, 2015

10 STORIES OF ARTISTS RESPONDING TO POLICE BRUTALITY

From SOMARTS 

BLOG POST: 10 STORIES OF ARTISTS RESPONDING TO POLICE BRUTALITY
WHAT: A round-up of some artistic responses to police violence featuring projects at SOMArts & beyond 
WHO: collected by Elena Gross

Artist Dread Scott performing “On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide,” 2014. Photo credit, Dread Scott

Across the country these past few weeks, people have taken to the streets to protest the no-indictment verdicts for police officers in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Police brutality in this country is nothing new but increasingly painful for communities of color. Now, perhaps more than ever, is the time many of us look upon the power of art to bring visibility and recognition to these traumas, and to become a source of potential healing. All around the nation are stories of artists addressing these continued injustices. Here is a small list of articles discussing artists at SOMArts and beyond speaking back to police brutality in their work.

Read More here... http://www.somarts.org/artistsrespond/

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