Crosstown Arts / 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280 November 12, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Featuring work by artist teams:
Jamin Carter and Mary Jo Karimnia
Andrea Morales and Terry Lynn
Lisa Williamson and Lurlynn Franklin
Yancy Villa and Lawrence Matthews
Jamond Bullock and Cat Peña
Karina Alvarez and Carl Moore
Jin Powell and Jesse Butcher
Agustin Diaz, Brittney Bullock and Brenda Joysmith

Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response is a multidisciplinary project organized by visual culture historian Dr. Earnestine Jenkins and artist Richard Lou in collaboration with Crosstown Arts. Through this project, local artists collectively explore intersections of race and systemic violence through the lens of cultural expression. Conceived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ell Persons’ very public murder by members of the Memphis community through the act of lynching, the project was further inspired by recent events to memorialize lynching sites in the broader Memphis community in an effort to bring about greater understanding of racial oppression and violence in the South.