The Montgomery County Council for the Arts and Humanities has issued an application for qualification for artists interested in being included in a temporary multimedia public art exhibition titled “Certain Parts or Parts Unknown”.
The council is organizing the exhibit in partnership with the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission. The aim is to “advance community dialogue on racial justice,” according to the announcement.
“This exhibit will raise awareness of a tragic aspect of Montgomery County’s history and reflect on the challenges that still exist as we pursue racial equity and social justice,” said Suzan Jenkins, CEO of the ACHCMC , in the ad.
“Right now America is challenged to take a critical look at the horrors of this country’s history, which reverberate through the lived experiences of people in many communities today,” he said. she continued. “In light of the Senate’s failure to pass the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act last year, Montgomery County must stand firm in its commitment to recognize and better understand our current challenges in facing the reality of our past. ”
According to Montgomery’s story, at least three cases of lynching are documented in the county, George Peck and John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Sidney Randolph in 1896.
The RFQ is aimed at professional artists aged 18 and over and mainly seeks works presented by projection, whether fixed, video or projection mapping, on public buildings.
“The proposed location for this exhibition is the Courthouse Square neighborhood in Rockville, approximately at Jefferson Avenue and Maryland Avenue. This place is at the heart of the history of racial justice in the county, especially the three lynchings that took place in this region, ”according to the announcement.
The exhibition is scheduled for the first weekend of November 2021. BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) and LGBTQ + artists are encouraged to apply. The submission deadline for “Certain Parts or Unknown Parts” is Monday August 2 at 11:59 pm.
Multimedia RFQ Opportunity -> https://t.co/f7Dwtsazbk | AHCMC is looking for #artists of #DMV region to submit their qualifications for a temporary multimedia position # public art commemorative exhibition # African Americans who were lynched #MoCo. | Deadline: August 2 @MontgomeryCoMD pic.twitter.com/MW5Y9A927r
– AHCMC (@creativemoco) July 9, 2021
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