I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am at the Wadsworth Atheneum counters the racist images of Black Americans that were presented in mainstream media in the 19th century.
These films illustrate both the undeniable threat of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and the incomparable strength of Blackness.
Western Union: Small Boats provokes our dread and desire.
The video installation addresses the enduring political questions raised by migration: Who belongs and who does not? Who lives and who dies? On view February 12-May 31.
This exhibition at ICA/Boston presents works by 20 contemporary artists — many of them immigrants or members of the African diaspora — that highlight current migration events.
Isaac Julien advances a layered, palimpsestic view of time, not as progress but as a series of lessons. This, then is a note of what I learned.
Marianne Bernstein, an artist and curator of this exhibition, told me that part of her interest in assembling this exhibition was to chronicle the changing storyline of Sicily and to encourage non-binary thinking.
SAN FRANCISCO — “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me […] It is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass,” Ralph Ellison’s narrator declares in Invisible Man.
If the art world has been about globalism for quite a while I can say that is more true now than ever — if that’s possible.