This Independence Weekend, 80 Artists Will Protest Immigrant Incarceration In Nationwide Skywriting CampaignJuly 3, 2020
The artist roster includes Hank Willis Thomas, Zackary Drucker, Julieta Venegas, and Titus Kaphur. Continue reading
Skawennati Makes Space for Indigenous Representation and Sovereignty in the Virtual World of Second LifeJuly 1, 2020
AbTec Island is an online community space, where Second Life users can hang out and talk. But it’s also a place where visions of Indigenous histories and futures coexist. Continue reading
Big companies seem to be hoping that if they make an apology pretty enough, we won’t be able to see through it. Continue reading
Alberta-based artist Simone Saunders hand-tufts bold, colorful portraits with themes of identity and Black history woven throughout. Crafting vibrant patches of fibers that form eyes, lips, and garments, Saunders casts her earnest subjects against austere backgrounds, which sometimes are marked with “Black Lives Matter.”
The textured artworks serve as a site for conversation, prompting questions about race relations and societal injustices. “Textiles engage upon a search for belonging: studying the Black female body, personal identities, and a connection to Black history,” the artist tells Colossal. More Continue reading
When Adrian Brandon starts to color a portrait, he sets a timer. For his rendering of Breonna Taylor, the clock is set to 26 minutes—for George Floyd, 46 minutes, for Tony McDade, 38, and for Aiyana Stanley Jones, just seven. “When the alarm sounds, I am hit with a wave of emotions ranging from anger, to deep sadness, to hopelessness, to feeling lucky that I am still here,” he says.
The Brooklyn-based artist is working on Stolen, a series of partially filled-in depictions of Black people murdered by police. More Continue reading
‘Neutrality’ of Black Lives Matter Statement by California’s Palm Springs Art Museum Decried in Open LetterJune 12, 2020
“It is not enough for the museum to ‘reflect’ on the ‘power and possibility of art,'” the letter reads. Continue reading
A Bold Black Lives Matter Statement Transforms a Street Leading to the White House in Washington D.C.June 5, 2020
In a show of solidarity, a massive tribute to Black Lives Matter has been painted on the street leading to the White House in Washington, D.C. Completed in permanent street paint, the message features bold, yellow letters that span more than a block of 16th Street and marks a historic moment in the United States after weeks of protests.
Mayor Muriel Bowser commissioned the banner-style piece, which city workers and volunteers began at 3 a.m. More Continue reading