"When the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012, Florida’s self-defense law known as Stand Your Ground became the subject of much public discussion, though it was ultimately not used in court to defend the shooter, George Zimmerman.
The artist Adam Pendleton nevertheless believed that the law informed the acquittal, which helped prompt the 'Black Dada Flag (Black Lives Matter)' he created for the Venice Biennale in 2015.
'Zimmerman got off because he "stood his ground,"' Mr. Pendleton said in a recent interview at his Brooklyn studio. 'I’m trying to find language that stands ground. I think language that stands ground is "Black Lives Matter."'