About the Artwork
The two-part metal sculpture titled The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, which borrows its name from the Gill Scott Heron song of the 1970s and The Black Panthers slogan, depicts profiles of two abstracted figures facing one another, frozen in a perpetual stand-off.
Their bent lines, which mimic the 2D aspect of a drawing, stand upright, creating this thin wall-like sculpture that echoes a city gate, which one can walk around and through. When the artist made them right before the pandemic, he desired to create a public reminder of the constant oppression exerted on minorities and indigenous peoples and yet a call for resistance against social injustices everywhere.
Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin
165 x 145 x 8 cm, 158 x 106 x 8 cm