The Bang Bang Project by Cesar Conde
November 20 to December 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20 from 7 to 10 pm
The Bang Bang Project is a compelling body of work that examines police brutality and racism. It begs the question which poet Langston Hughes asked, “What happens to a dream deferred?” The conception of The Bang Bang Project was sparked by the shooting of Michael brown in Ferguson, MO. Conde believes the regularity of senseless killings and the continuous abuse of power due to profiling has to stop. The project is a platform for discussion of the elephant in the room called Racism. The exhibit provides for a safe space and a jumping point for change. Art can provoke thoughtful inner dialogue where the outcome is positive action. The Bang Bang Project is an “In Your Face” large portraits where their gaze begs the question about the loss of their potentiality.
Zhou B. Art Center
Week of Oct 18