The genesis of the term “loot” in colonial India has racist origins. Now, after the US president called for the killing of those “looting,” its origins become increasingly significant.
This week, theaters across the nation began repurposing their spaces in support of protesters fighting anti-Black police violence. A few museums are joining. Will the rest of the art world step up?
The solution, innovated by software developer Noah Conk and a cohort of anonymous programmers, allows iPhone photographs to be published without revealing information about when and where they were taken.
In the present, the black square says nothing about what is still needed to push things forward, and in the future, the black square will tell historians nothing about what we did.
If you consider yourself an ally to Black people, it shouldn’t just be about you or how you feel; it should be about how you can help.
The museum announced it would stop working with the MPD until it “implements meaningful change,” including “demilitarizing training programs, holding officers accountable for the use of excessive force, and treating communities of color with dignity and respect.”
Sepuya is directing people to organizations like National Bail Out and #BlackLivesMatter-Los Angeles. Anyone who provides receipt for a donation of $250 and upwards will receive a print by the photographer.
Taylor Brandon commented under the museum’s Instagram post in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and said, “Having black people on your homepage/feed is not enough.” Artists and SFMOMA employees have spoken out in agreement.
Artists and activists called out the private museum in Kansas City for allowing police to stage on their property on Friday during nearby protests.
The killing of another Black man, George Floyd, in one of the largest cities in the US has ignited protests across the country. The site of his murder has become a makeshift memorial site for his grieving community.
The colorful painting has become a memorial site for Minneapolis residents to honor Floyd and mourn his death.