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Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts

Writer
Aruna D’Souza
Price
$27.00
Date
2018
Publisher
Badlands Unlimited
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-1-943263-14-1
Length
60 pp
Genre
Art History, Activism
Description

In 2017, the Whitney Biennial included a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of the lynched body of a young black child, Emmett Till. In 1979, anger brewed over a show at New York’s Artists Space entitled The Nigger Drawings. In 1969, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Harlem on My Mind did not include a single work by a black artist. In all three cases, black artists and writers and their allies organized vigorous responses using the only forum available to them: public protest.

Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts reflects on these three incidents in the long and troubled history of art and race in America. It lays bare how the art world—no less than the country at large—has persistently struggled with the politics of race, and the ways this struggle has influenced how museums, curators and artists wrestle with notions of free speech and the specter of censorship.

Whitewalling takes a critical and intimate look at these three “acts” in the history of the American art scene and asks: when we speak of artistic freedom and the freedom of speech, who, exactly, is free to speak?

With illustrations by Parker Bright and Pastiche Lumumba.

Softcover, perfect-bound, b/w

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