Inside: Black Lives Matter art from across the Internet.
At Art Class Curator, we believe art should challenge us and inspire us. In this post, we feature some of the art that we’ve been looking at during this historic moment—from famous artists to those connecting on social media to slam poetry from students and adults. Many of these artworks are challenging, difficult to see or listen to, which makes them all the more important. We cannot look away. We cannot be silent. Sitting with our thoughts and the facts may be uncomfortable, but that discomfort must be the catalyst for change.
Black Lives Matter Art
Faith Ringgold, United States of Attica, 1972
Faith Ringgold, American People Series #20: Die, 1967 (See the artist discuss this painting here.)
By @nikkolas_smith on Instagram
By @madame_maya on Instagram
By @eme_freethinker on Instagram
By @doctaword on Instagram
By @shirien.creates on Instagram
By @artworkbychill on Instagram
This bronze sculpture sits outside the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building. Titled Serve and Protect, the artist, Gregory Ragland, used the ASL sign meaning ‘to serve’ as a representation of what the community expected from its first responders. An unknown protestor changed the symbolic meaning by pouring red, blood-like paint over the palms.
Black Lives Matter Art — Slam Poetry
Black Poetry (Contains strong language)
I feel bad for people because a lot of them lost their businesses because people looted it. And some black people lost their life for no reason like George floyd and it’s a lot of cops that hate black people for no reason because of the color of their skin. And when they protest white cops shoot down black people and throw tear gas at them just for using their right of freedom of speech by protesting. And that’s not right hopefully we can come together as one like Dr king wanted so his death isn’t in vein.
I am grateful that so many people, who are directly involved are coming forward and speaking out in many forums and mediums. It helps to educate those of us whose lives are relatively sheltered and have barely any real idea what the Black Lives Matter movement is about. People are listening. The art is amazing.
lOVE IT JUSTICE FOR ALL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE GLOBALLY AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL