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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Guerilla Artist installs exhibit on Baum Blvd. to highlight NFL protest

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:16 PM

click to enlarge CP PHOTO BY BILL O'DRISCOLL
  • CP photo by Bill O'Driscoll
This public-art projection by artist m.M Frangos went up at 8:30 p.m. on Baum Boulevard near Euclid in East Liberty. Franco, who lives in East Liberty, references the controversy over NFL players taking a knee for the national anthem to disrupt people’s daily routines and get them thinking. She hopes this work of guerrilla art — visible only at night — will stay up through the weekend.

"As a Disruptive Public Artist with an emphasis on social justice issues, my artistic goal is to buck repressive norms and disrupt our social agreements,"  writes m.M Frangos in a text to CP. "The debate about whether public art, esp temporary pop-up art, ought to serve as confirmation of perceived beliefs ie a 'social contract' or to dissent and echo the cries of a community. I believe in the latter. Peoples' voices need to be heard. Public Art provides that mechanism."

UPDATE: Frangos texted CP this morning that the building owner on whose roof the project equipment had been installed had removed the gear.

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