Saturday, November 14, 2020

Indianapolis Preserving And Presenting Its Activist Art From The Tumultuous Summer Of 2020

By Chad Scott

Israel Solomon's 'For George,' 2020. ISRAEL SOLOMON
From New York to L.A., Minneapolis, Chicago and Indianapolis, artists expressed their emotional responses to a nation in crisis by taking advantage of free public spaces upon which to share their feelings. With museums and galleries closed to COVID-19, their plywood murals became the most engaging, visible artworks in America. They offered a real-time artistic reaction to George Floyd's murder at the hands of police, Breonna Taylor's murder at the hands of police, Black Lives Matter entering the global mainstream and the country reckoning with its racist history in a broader sense than it ever had previously. [More