Today's #StrangeFruitMOTD comes from Genevieve Gaignard's solo exhibition, "Strange Fruit," for Los Angeles Vielmetter, "a collection of pieces which agitate against the historical and modern-day lynching of Black Americans." This mixed-medium collection includes "provocative pieces" which "[aim] to disrupt: to amplify alternative narratives of racial violence and white supremacy."
In an interview with Gaignard, the artist explained her exhibition's connections with the iconic anti-lynching protest song, "'Strange Fruit' is both the opening remark and the connecting symbol for this show ... The song’s resurgence into pop culture lends to its relevance. And still, people may not be familiar with this song, but that hints at the inequality of history and culture taught throughout America."
Read Flaunt's interview with the artist in its entirety here: https://flaunt.com/content/genevieve-gaignard-strange-fruit