#BlackLivesMatter at Venice biennale art exhibition, Italy

This video says about itself:

“Freed But Not Free”: Artists at the Venice Biennale Respond to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

11 August 2015

After the fourth day of protests over Michael Brown’s death, authorities have declared a state of emergency in St. Louis County, drawing worldwide attention.

We look at the state of the Black Lives Matter movement and the art world with two participants in the Creative Time Summit alongside the Venice Biennale in Italy. “At the moment we are dealing with Black Lives Matter and the violence against black and brown people in the United States, Europe is experiencing incredible deaths of black people here too,” says author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, noting the “perilous state of people worldwide that have been subjugated to white supremacy and capitalism.”

Rhodes-Pitts is the author of “Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America,” part of a trilogy she is working on about African Americans and utopia. We are also joined by Charles Gaines, a pioneering conceptual artist who teaches at California Institute of the Arts.

Transcript of this is here.

Protests continued Monday night and early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri in defiance of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s declaration of a state of emergency across St. Louis County earlier that day. Hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered in the evening, demanding justice for Michael Brown and an end to police brutality: here.

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