Counterpublic is listening to the city of St. Louis. In 2023, the young art triennial responds—with creative interventions that engage public memory.
Historic “I am a Man” signs from the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968 remind us to respect essential workers and to uphold the civil rights of people of color in the U.S. and around the world. On Labor Day 2020, we share the perspectives of three artists whose work bears witness to ongoing struggles.
In 2014, the Soul Rebels brass band played a musical manifesto facing a monument to confederate leader Robert E. Lee in New Orleans. Artist william cordova shares the story.
What does it mean to be Black at the threshold of the Caribbean? In her portrait of Black Florida, Trinidad-born photographer Johanne Rahaman shares hope…