Presumed was exhibited at The Griot Museum of Black History, from October 18–December 20, 2014, as part of "Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond" curated by Freida L. Wheaton/Black Arts Alliance.
Our response to the Michael Brown murder was an examination of how white privilege sustains a system of inequality. Presumption of innocence is an exclusively white experience, its boundlessness overwhelming. This installation presented an ever-growing stack of lawsuits and complaints of excessive force and racialized violence filed against the Ferguson and St. Louis police departments. Presumed confronts perceptions that not only perpetuate and "justify" violence against non-white bodies, but also create it.
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