Critical Writing Index

You Want Our Art but Not Our People

by Lindsay Nixon

Canadian Art, May 23, 2019

Canadian Art, 2019

In a review about the 2019 Whitney Biennal, Indigenous artist and editor-at-large of Canadian Art Lindsay Nixon talks about the presence and politics of Black and brown artists within the exhibition. At the event, Nixon details Indigenous activists protesting Warren Kanders, vice chair of the Whitney who also owns a company that manufactures the tear gas used against protestors of Standing Rock, Ferguson and the US-Mexican border and the position of art within a political landscape. Various moments of militarization and intervention of Indigenous practices and general presence are all sh

Nixon also reviews various other pieces showcased at the Biennal by racialized artists.

ITEM 2019.015 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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