Monika Dorniak, Berlin
Artwork by me
Photo by Elise Wilken
dye and bleach on digital c-print, acrylic on wood, plexiglas, aluminum hardware
24 x 17 x 2 in.
© - kunstoph - 2014
Berlinde De Bruyckere
Dread Scott on the Killing of Michael Brown
"The police in Ferguson, Missouri: illegitimate. The Department of Justice: illegitimate. Gov. Jay Nixon: illegitimate. Barack Obama: illegitimate. This whole system: illegitimate.
This is what people are being taught by what we’re seeing unfold on the streets of Ferguson. People who once accepted the norms of this society and viewed the police and its monopoly of armed might as acceptable are increasingly questioning this and other foundational values of American society.
In the wake of the police murder of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, we’re seeing protestors and residents of Ferguson act with tremendous courage, and their resistance has inspired people all over the world. They have stood up to tear gas, wooden bullets, rubber bullets, police snipers, tanks, machine guns, sonic weapons, military occupation, arrested journalists, curfews, lies, slander, and “reasonable leaders” telling people to not protest too much, to remain calm. The protesters are true freedom fighters, and they have stood up to the armed enforcers of this system. They have been heroic and unbowed, and that is the real story here.”
Read the entire article here.
Dread Scott’s work is in included in theexhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, now on view through January 4, 2015 at the Walker Art Center.