To the Carl Andres, Josh “Atticus” Davises and René Descartes of the World: Meditations on Power, Subversion and Conscious Illegibility
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Why is it that every body of work by a female-identified artist of color must be prefaced with a biography, however projected, over-simplified or completely fabricated? Why are we held to a completely different set of standards to determine the relevance of our work, to justify the importance of our practices? Did it ever occur to you that racial and cultural legibility is often determined by a colonialist reality? That what is construed as “authentic cultural practice” is often a projection of the anthropological gaze? That tradition is changing? That experience is evolving? That not everything in the world is made for your consumption?
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“And so something that I thought I was seeing with my eyes is in fact grasped solely by the faculty of judgment which is in my mind.”
It was brought to my attention through the internet ether that making art about experience, tied to race…