Since the murder of George Floyd , artworks protesting police violence against Black lives have emerged all over the world . Art Against Racism : Memorial . Monument . Movement is a nationwide virtual exhibition created in response to this issue and will be presented on a groundbreaking video platform beginning October 3 at 5:00pm EST , just in time to get out the vote . “ This is a grassroots project welcoming all voices , both professional artists and those who express themselves in other forms ,” says Art Against Racism founder and organizer Rhinold L . Ponder . Artwork will continue to be accepted until Inauguration Day , January 20 , 2020 . To participate , view the prospectus here . Organized by a New Jerseybased coalition of Black , Brown , and White artists , educators , writers , curators , attorneys , journalists , and activists , the project will document and exhibit the outpouring of artwork that has sprung up across the nation . New Jersey Stage reached out to Rhinold L . Ponder to learn more about the organization .
The organization began in 2019 . Was there one particular incident that led to its creation or was it the multitude of incidents ? Art Against Racism was a direct outgrowth of my art practice and my provocative but highly acclaimed art exhibition “ The Rise and Fail of the N-Word .” Based on my work , I was asked by Pam Caputo the founder of Create Core Courage , based in Asbury Park , to respond to a call for arts activists to organize issue-themed exhibitions . So , I , in partnership with artist and curator Ruth Ann Traylor and Robt Seda-Schreiber of the Bayard Rustin Center , organized the first exhibition last year in the Princeton-area .