I think the President has issued a challenge. A call to action even.
He thinks there is an artistic vacuum in American cities, and I believe he’s asking those of a creative bent to fill it.
Are you a sculptor? A muralist? Have you an idea for a civic art piece but never had a notion of where it could live? Do you have a favorite historical moment which doesn’t explicitly reference the cruel and systematic subjugation of an entire race that you would like to express?
In several major cities, space is being made for just such endeavours, and I believe there will only be more in the coming months and years!