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Pioneer Works Hosts "White Man On a Pedestal" by Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner



Nov 10 2017 - Dec 17 2017


LOCATION

Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY

Discipline

Performing Arts

Opening Reception:

Nov 10 2017

Pioneer Works presents White Man On a Pedestal (WMOAP), a two-person exhibition by Doreen Garner and Creative Capital artist Kenya (Robinson). WMOAP questions a prevailing western history that uses white-male-heteronormativity as its persistent model. Both artists approach WMOAP from an individual practice that is responsive to their experiences as black women operating in a system of white male supremacy. At a time when removing Confederate statues—literally white men on pedestals—are cultural flashpoints of whiteness and class, Garner and (Robinson) play with the size, texture, and scale of white monumentality itself, referencing both real and imagined figureheads of historical exclusion.

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