Embracing and reinterpreting cultural traditions from which black people have historically been excluded, Awol Erizku reimagines Beyoncé into an idealization that has typically been reserved for white women.
John P. Bowles is Associate Professor of African American Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Adrian Piper: Race, Gender, and Embodiment published by Duke University Press.
The 1970 New York Artists’ Strike that Prefigured #J20
The #J20 Art Strike resonates with the approach of the 1970 New York Artists’ Strike against Racism, Sexism, Repression and War, also commonly referred to as the Art Strike.