Can You Fight Racism With a Paintbrush? This Show Says ‘Yes’
Negative stereotypes of African Americans are, sadly, as old as America. But now, one exhibition is looking at the positive way artists have combated racist imagery in art and the culture at large.
This is the subject of a new exhibition that opens tomorrow at Yale University’s 32 Edgewood Gallery on the New Haven, Connecticut campus, titled “Black Pulp!”, which displays 90 years of comics, magazine images and fiction drawings—alongside the work of some heavyweight contemporary artists—that upend racial stereotypes with comedy or irony. (READ MORE)