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Un-individualized Individualism: My thoughts on the 2017 Whitney Biennial

This year’s Whitney Biennial boasts a theme of “the formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society,” with work that focuses on race, immigration, and activism. 635 more words

Art Criticism

"...with the urgent recommendation that the painting be destroyed."

Although Schutz’s intention may be to present white shame, this shame is not correctly represented as a painting of a dead Black boy by a white artist — those non-Black artists who sincerely wish to highlight the shameful nature of white violence should first of all stop treating Black pain as raw material.

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Politics

PEOPLE HAVE OPEN CASKETS SO YOU CAN SEE THEM: A LETTER

This past January, Carolyn Bryant Donham confessed that the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till, and her involvement in it, in Mississippi back in August 1955 were based on a lie. 770 more words

Something To Think About

Do YOU Know Who Wrote The Fake Dana Schutz Letter? Filthy Dreams Seeks Go-Getter

As most faithful Filthy Dreams readers will probably know, the shit hit the fan this week over Dana Schutz’s misguided painting Open Casket, which depicts Emmett Till in his casket, at… 523 more words

Art

Open Casket

we were ushered into a musty room with a sofa and a coffee table.

none of us six knew what to do with ourselves—

with our hands or our faces, 163 more words

Poem