Sun 21 April 2024 15:00

Candice Breitz

Some of My Best Friends are White

Past event

Candice Breitz © Robert Weinraub

Description

The talk will focus on Breitz’s work Whiteface a dual-channel video installation that the artist has described as “a portrait of whiteness in a state of panic.” Breitz’s performance in Whiteface draws attention to the constructed nature of whiteness, parsing the language via which whiteness frames, normalizes, and leverages its power. The work unpacks the backlash against anti-racist movements as white people struggle to come to terms with public discourse that highlights phenomena such as ”white privilege,” “white fragility,” and “white guilt”.

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