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Nate Hill: “The White Ambassador”

Der US-Performancekünstler Nate Hill als “The White Ambassador” in Harlem: “Greetings, White People! I am your ambassador. Some black people think we stink, simply because we are white. Can we change their minds? As your ambassador, I will try. Synopsis: The White Ambassador started by going to Harlem to tell black people that they could be racist, but many told him they didn’t have enough power to be racist. He adjusted his approach to say that black people could have prejudice. That was received better but still not well, and two common arguments arose — “White people started it” and “White people don’t care what we think.” The White Ambassador then went to the Upper East Side to see for himself if this were true. He was mostly ignored by white people on the street. Perhaps it was because white people weren’t aware of the stereotype that they smell funny to black people, or they don’t care, or the ambassador was intimidating to them in whiteface. The ambassador then returned to Harlem, and told black folks that he didn’t think white people cared, and that they were right to begin with.” Via: Linktipp

Watchlist: Myeongbeom Kim

Poetische Skulpturen des südkoreanischen Künstlers Myeongbeom Kim: “Educated in South Korea and the United States, Myeongbeom Kim produces otherworldly installations and sculpture works that juxtapose man-made elements with nature to create surreal dream spaces. Utilising suspension as a common motif, his works are constantly poised in a state of ambiguous wonderment. Within his installations, living things are held inside the fragile confines of light bulbs and helium balloons replace tree foliage, literally uplifting the tree and its roots.” Via/Via