The White Cube is Not Neutral
 
Project 3 due on Tuesday, December 8
 
 
 
Robert Colescott, George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, 1975.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Wilson, Silver Service and Iron Slave Shackles from Mining the Museum, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, 1992.
Fred Wilson, Portraits of Unknown Cigar-Store Owner, Elizabeth Buckler, John Klein, and Bernard Faistenhamer (Cigar-store Indians labeled with names of merchants who commissioned them) from Mining the Museum, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Wilson, Mining the Museum, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Wilson, Truth Pedastals in the Mining the Museum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, 1992.

 

from left to right: Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, TRUTH trophy,
Henry Clay, Napolean Bonaparte, and Andrew Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tupac Shakur
Bill Cosby
Magic Johnson
     
O.J. Simpson
Clarence Thomas
Prince

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Mapplethorpe, Man in Polyester Suit, 1980 - 1981.
Jeff Koons, Moses, 1985.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

red = blood of the people and the violence surrounding the struggles for liberation
 
black = the people
 
green = territory, ancestry, and other metaphoric possibilities associated with growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyle Ashton Harris, Constructs #10, 1988.
Lyle Ashton Harris, Constructs #13, 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Wilson, Guarded View, 1991.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Ligon, Untitled (I Am a Man),1988.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacha Jenkins, Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Simmons, Line Up, 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Vox/videos/896177670569836/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Pope, Some of the Greatest Hits of the New York City Police Department:
A Celebration of Meritorious Achievement in Community Service
,1994.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mel Chin, Night Rap, 1994.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Cox, It Shall Be Named, 1992. Mahogany framed silver gelatin prints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andres Serrano, Nomads (Rene), 1990. Cibachrome print.
Andres Serrano, Nomads (Sir Leonard), 1990. Cibachrome print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andres Serrano, Piss Christ, 1987. Cibachrome print.
Andres Serrano with damaged Piss Christ, no date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andres Serrano, Imperial Wizard, 1990.
Andres Serrano, Klansman (Great Titan of the Invisible Empire IV), 1990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Kitchen Table Series), 1990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Cox, Yo Mama, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Cox, Yo Mamma's Last Supper, 1978.

 

Provoked former NY Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani to call for "decency standards" for artworks at publicly funded museums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Ofili, Shit Head, 1993.