News Today: A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time, 2016
A room-scale installation employing archival photographs, ephemera, reconstituted objects and artwork to retell the story of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest, The Poor People’s Campaign. The result of a year’s worth of research, the exhibition assembles images, King’s writings and the popular press creating a multiplicity of historical representation and voices, illuminating an aspect of King’s legacy which has been largely erased from his mainstream image. The exhibition includes several articles from Look and Life along with replicas of Jet Magazine. A 78-page newsprint catalogue, distributed for free in the gallery and in abandoned newspaper racks, accompanies the installation.
Irving Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
Jonathan Curiel, “Watching the Watchers” San Francisco Weekly, June 2, 2016, pp 32.
Christian Frock, “Gallery Highlights,”SF/Arts Monthly, May 2016, pp. 14.
Sarah Hotchkiss, “Kate Haug Unearths History of Poor People’s Campaign in ‘News Today,'” KQED Arts, April 9, 2016.
Heather Kapplow, “Imagining An After,” digboston, September 27, 2018. https://digboston.com/imagining-an-after/
Pamela Reynolds, “Get It While It Lasts! The Museum of Capitalism Arrives in Boston,” The Artery, WBUR, August 28, 2018. https://www.wbur.org/artery/2018/08/28/museum-of-capitalism-boston
Artist Talk, “Mark Harris, Using the Archive in Contemporary Practice,” April 16, 2016, Irving Street Projects
Gallery Talk, “Justin Gomer, Ph.D, “Post-1968: The Political Landscape,” May 14, 2016, Irving Street Projects
Gallery Talk, “E.C. Feiss, Ph.D. Candidate, “The Museology of Protest Art,” May 21, 2016, Irving Street Projects
“Conversations With King: Capital, Economy, Policy & Politics,” June 28 and July 26, 2017, Museum of Capitalism
A series of intergenerational dialogues with students, artists, educators and non-profit organizers to discuss the relevance of Dr. King’s work in a contemporary environment of economic and racial inequity. The Museum of Capitalism raised funds so all participants were paid as act of re-monetizing intellectual activity and community engagement.