Art Exhibit Of Michael Brown’s Lifeless Body Opens in Chicago


In Chicago, a new art exhibit will feature a life-size installation of Michael Brown’s corpse lying face down on the floor surrounded by police caution tape.

The exhibit, according to WGN, at Gallery Guichard is called “Confronting Truths: Wake Up!” and includes the Brown work by New Orleans-based artist Ti-Rock Moore. Moore, a white woman, says the work represents “white privilege in America and how it negatively affects the black community now and has for generations.”

Along with the three dimensional Brown piece—which mirrors the way the real Brown laid in a Ferguson, Missouri, street for hours after he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson—Moore also shows a black Statue of Liberty, the iconic “I Am A Man” Civil Rights protest sign, and a dangling noose on a neon sign.

The exhibit runs through August 10, the day after the one-year anniversary of Brown’s death. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden is expected to attend.

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Image via WGN.

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