Race

Post image for Artists Consider Race in Response to the American Revolution

The curatorial scheme of the Race and Revolution exhibition at Nolan Park on Governors Island is bold and seditious.

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Post image for W. E. B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life

For the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, African American activist and sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois led the creation of over 60 charts, graphs, and maps that visualized data on the state of black life.

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Post image for Dismantling White Supremacy Among US Poets

Within certain chambers of poetry in the past year, a series of incidents, specifically involving white poets presenting work that has been called out for its callous racism, has led to a great deal of debate on the internet and elsewhere.

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Post image for William Pope.L on “Acting a Fool” and Alternative Futures

Chicago-based artist William Pope.L works in a variety of mediums, including painting, spoken word, installation, and performance, to challenge ideas of race and social stereotypes.

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Post image for A Public Art Reflection on #BlackLivesMatter in Baltimore

Inhabitants of Baltimore this week are being confronted by the faces of 42 black artists and activists staring out at them from the city’s walls.

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Post image for Voodoo, Abstraction, and a Haitian Artist in Paris

PARIS — The art in Hervé Télémaque’s Centre Pompidou retrospective floats between Port-au-Prince, New York, and Paris.

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Post image for Kehinde Wiley’s “Politics of Perception”

The California-born, Yale-educated, Brooklyn-based painter Kehinde Wiley is an oddly polarizing artist, whose massive figurative paintings inspire both rage and adoration from his viewers.

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Post image for Breaking Down the Demographics of the New Whitney Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition

We took a look at the cultural and gender breakdowns of all the artists in the Whitney Museum’s inaugural exhibition in its new building to assess how fresh these perspectives really are.

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Post image for As Brazilian Art Trends, the Country’s Racism Comes to the Fore

As a Brazilian who has lived in the US for the past 10 years, I’ve found Americans’ growing enthusiasm for Brazilian culture and politics both welcome and bothersome.

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Post image for Kenneth Goldsmith Remixes Michael Brown Autopsy Report as Poetry

This past weekend, at a conference called Interrupt 3 at Brown University, poet Kenneth Goldsmith read Michael Brown’s St. Louis County autopsy report as a poem.

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