A Call to Peace

PRESENTED BY NEW ARTS JUSTICE AND MONUMENT LAB

October 3–November 11, 2019
Opening: October 3, 2019, 4–6pm
Military Park
Newark, NJ

Image: Manuel Acevedo

Image: Manuel Acevedo

A Call to Peace is a public art and history exhibition that asks the central question: What is a timely monument for Newark? The exhibition features temporary monuments and artworks; Thursdays Talks with artists, scholars, and activists; and an interactive research and engagement lab for participants to share their own speculative monument proposals and learn about the complex history of Military Park and the city of Newark.

Featured Artists: Manuel Acevedo, Chakaia Booker, Sonya Clark, and Jamel Shabazz. 

Co-Curators: Salamishah Tillet, New Arts Justice and Paul Farber, Monument Lab

Assistant Curator: Alliyah Allen

Curator of Engagement: fayemi shakur

Strategy and Operations: Dr. Laura Troiano

Public History Research Partner: Mark Krasovic

Partners: New Arts Justice Initiative at Rutgers University-Newark; Mayor Ras Baraka and the City of Newark; Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience; Rutgers University-Newark Departments of African-American and African Studies and Creative Writing Program; Express Newark; John Cotton Dana Library; Military Park Partnership; Monument Lab; Newark Arts Festival; the Newark Museum; Project for Empty Space; and SHINE Portrait Studio.

Advisory Board Members
Mayor Ras Baraka, City of Newark
Fran Bartkowski, Rutgers-Newark, Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media
Anonda Bell, Rutgers-Newark, Director and Chief Curator of Paul Robeson Galleries
Tricia Bloom, Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum
Victor Davson, Rutgers-Newark, Co-Director of Express Newark
Anne Englot, Rutgers-Newark, Co-Director of Express Newark
Peter Englot, Rutgers-Newark, Senior Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff
Rebecca Jampol, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space
Jeremy Johnson, Director, Newark Arts Festival
Mark Krascovic, Rutgers-Newark, Associate Director of the Price Institute
Dominic Kline, Rutgers-Newark, Director of Shine Portrait Studio
Jessica Sechrist, Park Manager, Military Park Partnerships
Jasmine Wahi, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Project for Empty Space