In 2017, the Whitney Biennial included a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of the lynched body of a young black child, Emmett Till In 1979, anger brewed over a show at New York s Artists Space entitled The Nigger Drawings In 1969, the Metropolitan Museum of Art s exhibition Harlem on My Mind did not include a single work by a black artist In all three cases, black artists and writers and their allies organized vigorous responses using the only forum available to them public protest.Whitewalling Art, Race intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics how museums shape our views of each other and the world and books Her work appears regularly in 4Columns.org, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, as well as in publications including the Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Garage, Bookforum, Momus and Art Practical D Souza is the editor of the forthcoming Making it Modern A Linda Nochlin Reader....
|Title||:||Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts|
|Publisher||:||Badlands Unlimited May 22, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||862 KB|
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Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts Reviews
This book contains essays about the relationship between art objects, artists, the public, the museum/art-business world, and the political background of all of these things. They are not essays about art itself. For example, the first essay is about a recent controversy over a painting in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. If a viewer at the Biennial viewed “Emmett Till” without reading the wall text, without knowing the title, without knowing the artist’s name or race, that viewer would see a fairly unremarkable work of modern representational art. All of the weight of the subsequent analyses, including the one in this book, comes from the context, including the race of the artist. The second and third essays in the book are also about context, including the context of the exhibitions themselves, and about the language used to describe art as well.