OH WOW! This is terrible! The things that people do and call it art. It’s blasphemous to the real art that truly exists!
Originally posted on The Chronicles of Nadia:
Friends and loved ones,
I regret to inform you that the picture above is not of a window dresser preparing a mannequin for a summer sale (although in some respects, it could be argued otherwise). The picture above is of the non-artist, Brett Bailey curating his latest work, Exhibit B – The Human Zoo. This four day sham of a show, “…critiques the ‘human zoos’ and ethnographic displays that showed Africans as objects of scientific curiosity through the 19th and early 20th centuries. Translated here into twelve tableaux, each features motionless performers placed in settings drawn from real life. Collectively they confront colonial atrocities committed in Africa, European notions of racial supremacy and the plight of immigrants today.” barbican.org.uk.
Contrary to the condescending message the Barbican has tried to sell myself and others, this exhibition does not contribute to the awareness of the objectification and exploitation of black people. Rather…
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