Loaded Objects: Addressing Gun Violence Through Art in the Gallery and Beyond

Annie Dell'Aria

May 25, 2020

News cycles often ignore the complexity of gun violence, exaggerating mental illness or video games instead of researching the social issues (like race, gender or class) with the material presence of guns themselves. How can art generate experiences that allow for a more complex consideration of gun-violence than the cycle of grief seen in immediate and permanent memorials?