Chatrandom black men
Chatrandom black men
The Louvre, the Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum – where we’ve only seen, so far at least, white men.
I had arrived at a moment like that with those collages where I knew: with a certain amount of work, you sort of push the paper around, push a little paint around, build up a nice surface, get some nice colors on there.
The way in which these absences present themselves, you encounter them in the books and you encounter them in museums, but if you go to art school – I went to art school even before the 1970s – you go in there and you take these life drawing classes and these painting classes, and just like in the museum and just like in the book, every single model they had in those classes was a white woman or a white man.
That body is being the body that’s supposed to be in a painting. It’s supposed to look like these ones that Michelangelo did, or Rafael did, or Titian did.
If you don’t achieve that equivalency — meaning, if the presence of the black figure in the painting is the exception to the rule and not a part of the general rule — then you’ve arrived nowhere. John Baldessari was a participant in that conversation and this thing that he said sort of makes the “dot dot dot” comprehensible.
If you want to achieve a certain level of equality, for me, that means that you are able to operate independently without fear of the consequences of having it done. He starts in his remarks: “All the artists were in Venice.
Even though we just bumped into each other here, this is an interaction we’re having because he is psychologically incapable of seeing who I am.
This is clearly also important for addressing the issue about the absence of the black man, or the black woman, in museums.
You recognize that the direction you’re moving in, now may come to a modest kind of success, but it’s never going to get you to the thing that you’re really trying to access.
The marketplace can be seductive, with the kind of money that flows through the art world.
The condition of blackness in the paintings would be more absolute, not provisional.
You probably also wanted to take a stance in the debate.
If that painting is a kind of manifesto, that’s when the manifesto starts to take shape and the beginning of a reset.