RaMell Ross / Hale County This Morning, This Evening (still)
A Matter of Black Lives
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Matthew Hong

Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, demonstrations across the U.S. and beyond ignite against racism and police brutality, at times met with less than magnanimous authority.

The disappointing leadership in the U.S. throughout the Covid-19 crisis doubled down and extended its already wide posture of denial and unaccountability into sheer aggression. Still, protests and vigils continue into the second week as people in other countries join in solidarity and institutions and organizations including The Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Art have started to cut ties with their local police departments.

This week, we revisit some some of the previous articles and profiles which now seem more pertinent than ever. Featuring the works of Henry TaylorRichard Avedon, James Baldwin, Gordon ParksNewsha Tavakolian, Bruce DavidsonRaMell Ross, and Gillian Laub, among others.

Featured articles:
#WhileBlack
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Southern Rites / Gillian Laub
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Nothing Personal
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
They Defend Our Freedoms
Art & Politics in America

  • Zhanna Kadyrova: Border Memory
    Feb 17 – May 5, 2024
    Uppsala Art Museum
    Uppsala, Sweden

    Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova lets urban materials such as asphalt, concrete and tiles bear witness to history’s many layers of rearrangements, visions and shattered dreams. The artist works in a post-minimalist tradition, and the spatial installations refer both to utopian movements and to how abstraction in art is linked to the modern project. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022, Kadyrova’s art has focused entirely on psychological and sociological aspects of the war. (more…)

  • Aria Dean: Abattoir
    Feb 8 – May 5, 2024
    ICA
    London, UK

    Aria Dean: Abattoir is the New York-based artist’s first exhibition in the UK. The exhibition of the artist’s recent work explores the foundational relationship between modernity and death on conceptual and material levels. The ICA’s main gallery features Dean’s Abattoir, U.S.A.!, a site-specific film installation with immersive 8-channel sound. The animated film traverses the interior of an empty slaughterhouse. (more…)