|Gianni Jetzer, Curator at Large in conversation with GG:Kathe Kollwitz & Krysztof Wodiczko 02/13/2018|
|Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, 1988-2000|
This show is masterfully curated and immediately takes you back to the 80's. And if you questioned the relevance to today's challenges...
Ironically, this exhibition opened the day before the massacre in Florida at Parkland High School whipping us back to the reality that is now. The Hirshhorn made the decision to postpone Wodiczko's projection aptly titled: Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, 1988-2000. Artforum magazine has called out the institution for missing an opportunity to bring attention to our nations gun problem by postponing the projection. This is commentary that I support. Now is the time to rise and raise hell for the sake of our school communities!
Personally, I am overwhelmed by the continued tragedy in our nation. As a teacher there is not a day that goes by that it does not cross my mind that something violent and terrible could happen. There is a lack of interest in preserving human life when it comes to gun control. Where is the value on human life? I am so proud of the young people in Florida that know they can use their voice, their social media and their strength in numbers to bring change. We have just witnessed the birth of a renewed outraged activism with this generation. Articulate passionate youth! RISE.