Crenshaw Dairy Mart, Inglewood, United States 07 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
Adrian Walker, We Matter “The Power of Kinship” 30 x 40 Inches, Wood Frame, Archival Pigment Print, Oakland, CA, 2018. Edition of 3.
The Crenshaw Dairy Mart announces its exhibition Black August, with a special online streaming of the 2017 documentary Whose Streets? On PBS’s independent Documentary Program POV along curated programming featuring guest artists Lola Ogbara, jen Everett, and Adrian Octavius Walker.
The feature length-documentary – co-directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis – chronicling the Ferguson rebellion of 2014 will stream on the platform for 72 hours until Sunday, August 9th, being six years following the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson, who has yet to be indicted for his crime. The documentary echoes the history of violence by the militarization and surveillance upon Black Neighbourhoods, particularly seen in state and federal mandated responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement uprising today. Whose Street? Is also currently available to view on Hulu.
The Ferguson rebellion archived in Davis’ film follows in the footsteps a history of Black resistance and rebellions which have arosein the month of August, earning the name, Black August. Amongst those – from the Haitian Revolution, the Nat Turner Rebellion, to the March on Washington – the Watts Uprising remais the closest in proximal history to the Crenshaw Dairy Mart of Inglewood.
In conjunction with this premiere, Damon Davis has curated the works of contemporary Black revolutionary artists, Lola Ogbara, Jen Everett, and Adrian Octavius Walker for Crenshaw Dairy Mart’s Instagram as well as conducting IG live interviews and takeovers with each artist throughout the 72 hour premiere.