“When minds are linked, souls are healed.”-Jasmine Boothe
This last Wednesday at City Art Lab, the final session of Rotation 2, students and teaching artists reflected and discussed post-Elections results and created artwork in response.
The Next group continued to discuss the role of artists as activists and the ability to communicate and problem solve through their artwork. Students looked at the artist, Emory Douglas, the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party and continued to work on their stenciled art from the first session and collaborated by exploring with spray paint on canvas.
In the Race group, the session encouraged the exploration of remedies and solutions to racism and what students can bring to the future. Students watched and discussed the video, Erase Racism, by Kool G Rap And DJ Polo – Erase Racism (Feat. Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane). Through their zine-making students explored the issues of racism, identity, and culture and their responses to the post-election results.