“Justice for Our Lives” by Oree Originol
This online edition of Justice for Our Lives by Oree Originol will appear from Tuesday, May 25 through Thursday, May 27, at 7 p.m. ET to mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. The ongoing online and public social justice artwork Justice for Our Lives includes 100 portraits of other individuals killed by law enforcement. Justice for Our Lives was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and is part of a long history of art that unites portraiture and memorialization. Throughout time, artists, individuals, and communities have used portraits to remember the deceased and to give solace and voice to the living. A site-specific installation of Justice for Our Lives appears currently at the entrance to SAAM’s landmark exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.