State Of The Institutions: “20/20: The Studio Museum In Harlem And Carnegie Museum Of Art”
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State Of The Institutions: “20/20: The Studio Museum In Harlem And Carnegie Museum Of Art”

Immediately after walking out of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art, I glanced down at my phone to read the news that a homicidal alt-right-er mowed down a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, killing Heather Heyer. Not only a terrifying, sobering moment, it also brought … Continue reading

Mammy’s Revenge: The Inescapability Of History In Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety’
Art

Mammy’s Revenge: The Inescapability Of History In Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety’

One of the most subversive public art installations I have ever seen, Walker’s radical artistic creation vibrates with history: the history of race and gender under slavery, the history of the sugar industry, the history of art and the history of New York City. Given the multitude of meanings, Walker’s A Subtlety is certainly anything but subtle. Continue reading