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White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art

WhitnessOctober 9, 2003–January 10, 2004

Venue: International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Curator: Maurice Berger, Curator of the Center for Art and Visual Culture and Senior Fellow, Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art is the first exhibition of art that explores race and racism from the perspective of white people. The artworks presented ask white people to evaluate whiteness from a more subjective standpoint and give it meaning so that we all might understand race and racism in a more complex manner.

Artists: Max Becher & Andrea Robbins, Nayland Blake, Nancy Burson, Wendy Ewald, Mike Kelly, William Kentridge, Barbara Kruger, Nikki S. Lee, Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman, Gary Simmons

Supported by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc.; Maryland State Arts Council.

Related Resources:
NPR interview with Curator Maurice Berger: “Taking on Skin Color, Art and Politics in ‘White'”
Curriculum Packet for “White”

Related Publications:

White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art (2004)