“An exciting new art exhibit curated by former California African American Museum curator jill moniz is now installed on the first floor of Santa Monica’s new City Hall East. The exhibit spans works from major names such as Kerry James Marshall, Alfredo Ramos-Martinez, and Alison Saar, and other local emerging and established BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, such as Umar Rashid (featured in the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2020 exhibit) and Emma Robbins (Director of the Navajo Water Project).
While City Hall East remains closed due to COVID-19, this virtual exhibit features interviews with the curator and engaging snapshots of each work. These short videos provide a thoughtful curatorial reflection on the development of the viewer’s relationship to art, and the agency that community representation in art confers. The artworks in this installation are all part of Santa Monica’s wide-ranging Art Bank collection, which consists primarily of wall-hung artworks that are exhibited in municipal facilities.” – Santa Monica Community Services Department
Check out the full press release here: https://www.santamonica.gov/press/2020/01/14/lives-that-bind-restorative-justice-installation-on-virtual-view
Enjoy the exhibition here: https://stage.explore.publicartarchive.org/lives-that-bind/