George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis started a wave of protests across Minnesota and the world. It also created an explosion of public art. One colorful mural of George Floyd in south Minneapolis quickly became a fixture on social media, but the controversy that rose around it is lesser-known.
Created without input from Black artists or the community, some said it didn’t represent the people most affected by Floyd’s killing. The situation launched a discussion about representation in the art responding to Floyd’s killing — one centered around who’s creating the art at the heart of this movement, and why that matters.
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