The national traveling exhibit, “Kin Killin’ Kin,” created by Dayton, Ohio, artist James Pate, is the centerpiece of The Indianapolis Public Library’s two-month “Stand4Peace” initiative, which encourages individuals of all ages, especially youth and community leaders, to engage in dialogue toward finding solutions to black-on-black crime.
In addition to the 13-image collection that illustrates the tragedy of black violence, the overall library display pays homage to the growing number of local homicide victims as depicted in newspaper clippings and other items surrounding the images.
“The series may give the impression that I am launching an attack on the hip-hop movement of the last 20 years and the behavior that creates violence,” stated Pate. “However, my art does not focus on the visible sore that results from violence, but the originating germ that breeds the dysfunction.”
The public is invited to a free presentation by Pate in commemoration of the International Day of Peace on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at Central Library.
Visitors to www.indypl.org can learn more about the exhibit and its creator.