May 1, 2020: 1 MAY, 5/1/2020
Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp
Gift of funds from Mary and Bob Mersky 2021.1.39
Not on View
This artwork is part of the series COVID-19: Labor Camp Report.
Artist's statement on this artwork originally published on the @laborcamp Instagram account:
Growing up in Poland decades ago, I recall us being forced to march in May 1st parades staged as a performance of support for the oppressive regime. Today, in America, people are being forced to work in conditions threatening their lives. Capitalism or communism: oppression does not have a systemic designation. Police beat insubordinates everywhere with the same brutality.
Image: In Copyright. Gift of funds from Mary and Bob Mersky