The graphite floor map can be understood as a post-apocalyptic landscape, a commentary on artistic labor, or a parable about COVID-era confinement.
Using Language to Investigate Whiteness
In Wite Out Linda Norton seeks the words to envision relationships not shaped by hundreds of years of white supremacy.
Why It’s Right That the Theodore Roosevelt Statue Comes Down
Maybe we can finally really look at Theodore Roosevelt statue: a monument that is all about hierarchy, created to express what American Museum of Natural History exhibits at the time called the “distinct races of mankind.”
Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color
The equation of white marble with beauty is not an inherent truth of the universe; it’s a dangerous construct that continues to influence white supremacist ideas today.
Who’s Afraid of White Fragility? Edward Albee
The late playwright’s estate recently rescinded rights to his most famous play from a director who wanted to cast a black actor in his production.
A Syllabus for Making Work About Race as a White Artist in America
This course offers a starting point: assignments for the white artist to understand their own racial position.
This week’s Required Reading has Serra at the Met, pole dancing’s relationship to art, tech’s relationship to whiteness, mud stenciling, sound art, ruminations on the art world by a bigwig at Christie’s and the art of getting high.