As a result of the events happening in the United States that demand justice for racism, modern artists have taken to social media to post works that challenge, educate, and, ultimately, offer a space for reflection during this turbulent time.
Toyin Ojih Odutola
Speaking with my dear friend and fellow artist, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, yesterday, she spoke so eloquently of how in times of great pain, anger, and confusion, it’s a radical act to create beauty. We have to fight against the urge to contribute to the pain, it’s a daily fight to do so. I hold that close to my heart now.says modern artist, Toyin Ojih Odutola.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
The Los Angeles-based contemporary art photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya challenges our relationship with an image by deconstructing classic subjects such as the male nude and self-portrait using mirrors, drapery, and collage.
Hank Willis Thomas
Hank Willis Thomas, who is known for his provocative photographic and text-based works that explore African-American identity and commodification, posted the work Sunday, March 7 1965 from his 2014 “History Doesn’t Laugh” series.
History doesn’t laugh.states modern artist Hank Willis Thomas.
Daniel Arsham shared this striking modern art painting by Los Angeles artist Alex Gardner.
The Texas-born, Los Angeles–based modern artist who is bringing the medium of tapestry into the 21st century with bold contemporary weavings that explore the complexities of being black and queer in the U.S. today shares a striking split-image of his work paired with the photographer Calida Rawles.
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London artist Isaac Julien shares Who Killed Colin Roach? (1983), one of his earliest photographic works that document the true story of a young man’s suspicious death at the hands of the police, after he was shot at the entrance of a police station in East London, in 1982.
The young Colorado-born artist creates large-scale figurative canvases of black subjects drawn from photographs she takes.
“Arrests and convictions of all individuals involved in lynch mobs and all acts of hate, an end to police brutality and murder of black people and massive massive change to a dangerously unjust justice system. “