Storm in the Time of Shelter

A powerful exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art. There were posters, books, post cards and other memorabilia from the different eras of Klan power. Here are introductory words from the artist, Paul Rucker:
For this piece, I re-imagined Ku Klux Klan robes from my memories of rallies growing up in the South. The centerpiece is a charred cross inscribed with hymns that were common in my childhood. Some of these were sung by the KKK, such as ‘The Old Rugged Cross.’ A well-known photo easily found online shows a toddler dressed in a Klan robe, face-to-face with a black state trooper. It made me ponder the learned aspects of fear, faith, hatred, and love.
This certainly is powerful! Great colours!
posted June 16th, 2018  
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