May 29, 2020: THEY WILL BEAT YOU IF YOU SPEAK AGAINST THEM. (BLM), 5/29/2020
Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp
Gift of funds from Mary and Bob Mersky 2021.1.67
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:
The fact that even during the pandemic, as a People, we need to fight against the deadly grip of racist, systemic injustice is a testimony to our social failure. There is a rotten, morally debased culture that is eating away at whatever is left of our collective identity. I believe though, that the plague does bring an opportunity to renew our commitment to empathy. And that if we work hard together, we can lay foundation for a healthier, more equitable, and just future. Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.
Image: In Copyright. Gift of funds from Mary and Bob Mersky