Political Statements and Structural Critique

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Political Statements and Structural Critique

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Works in this collection address systemic racism and the path to justice. This collection includes a wide range of imagery including a critique of capitalism.

Collection Items

Black Power, My City
Two plywood panels are seen next to each other. The right panel is painted with a black fist of power and the text reading "black power" in blue and black on a white background. The left panel reads "my city" in green paint with a black outline on a…

It is Our Duty
The text "It is Our Duty To Fight For Our Freedom It Is Our Duty To Win" has been painted over purple and blue circles on a plywood panel. Paint strokes radiate from the center with purple, yellow, and blue short strokes and longer blue strokes.

Disconnect
A large 6 part plywood mural has been painted white. "Disconnect" has been painted in bubble letters on the left 3 panels. Surrounding this lettering, various symbols appear such as a TV with the word "lies" painted in the center, a needle, a virus…

History belongs to the people sticker
A sticker features a color photograph of a burning building in a city with cars parked on the streets around it. It is accompanied by text reading "History belongs to the people" in white letters. The sticker is on a metal post.

A New World sticker
A sticker with a color photograph of a burning building in a city with cars parked on the street. Text above the building reads "A New World From the Ashes of the Old," with smaller text at the bottom reading "solidarity with the minneapolis…

No Prisons Ever
This piece is blue spray paint on a black wall reading "No Prisons Ever."

Be happy fuck the system
Blue graffiti reads "be happy fuck the system" on a black background.

Angela Davis on Change
Against a black background, an image of Angela Davis on plywood panel. Surrounding her is white text that reads "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change... I'm changing the things I cannot accept. If they come for me in the morning, they…

Trump as Chauvin
A paste-up showing Donald Trump as Derek Chauvin, dressed in the uniform of a police officer. As was seen in bystander video footage, Trump/Chauvin appears relaxed, one hand at his hip, while he holds his knee on the neck of George Floyd. Text on…

Abolish Private Prisons
Chalk writing on pavement reading "Abolish Private Prisons" near the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
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