“I Can’t Breathe” at NYC Armory Art Show

March 23, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Saturday, March 7—The 2015 Armory Show in New York City, one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs/markets, was targeted by Artists for Justice NYC, who brought to the fair the reality of the police brutality and murder of Black people and the racism in America by way of a bold, unauthorized performance to what they identified as an audience that would be far more supportive if they were aware. A very appreciative crowd of fair-goers gathered, popping off photos and videos to social media while performers recited the last words of Eric Garner as he was choked to death by an NYPD officer last July, sang, and staged a dramatic die-in. Even as the audience showed their love, security ejected the artists. But the word was out.

Protest at 2015 Armory Art Show
Photo: Cindy Trinh/Activists of New York


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