I have thought about writing this for quite a long time not knowing how to do it. The recent protests at Tate Modern brings new hope about solidarities amongst women, solidarities amongst artists and most importantly a questioning of institutions that engage in silences erasing women’s histories of violence.
This protest existed in many spaces. We are angry at the way the art institution lets down women artists, artists of colour, queer artists, non binary artists and trans artists by staying silent over violence against our bodies. We are angry at the erasure of these marginalised bodies from archives, and the lack of justice we constantly suffer.
We were also angry that the death of a woman of colour is deemed so unimportant it has no repercussions for the man who allegedly killed her.
Written powerfully by Liv Wynter, Continue reading