EPFC | June 29th, 2015

guest curator: Erin Christovale

hi folks, welcome back to freedom portals. here’s a reminder of the theme…”i’ve been thinking about this concept and the ways in which it manifests itself in the present day. as people (especially the youth) are uprising in solidarity to find ways to “get free” whether it be around issues of immigration, gender, police violence, etc. i’d like to explore how artists are interpreting this moment, especially through a speculative lens.”

going back in time today to Ulysses Jenkins short, King David (1978) a meditation/conversation between artists lamonte westmoreland and david hammons. thinking of the LA black artist community of the time and their collective response to the watts rebellion which was incited by police violence. this august will mark the 50th anniversary of the incident and i’m wondering what has changed?

(i’ll be reposting all of these on Black Radical Imagination)

King David (1978) – Ulysses Jenkins from UCI Studio Art on Vimeo.