ART PAPERS 12.04 - July/Aug 1988

ART PAPERS 12.04 - July/Aug 1988

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This special issue on contemporary black artists looks at how artists continue to work in an environment that rejects their existence and work. Associate editor Mildred Thompson writes, "Racism, indifference, and ignorance do not pause for art."

Inside, Mildred Thompson interviews Benny Andrews on teaching and what, if anything, constitutes the "black aesthetic"; Christopher Redd interviews Clarence Morgan, Juan Logan, and James and Earnestine Huff on racial discrimination in art galleries and receiving an exclusively Western European art education; Daisy Murray Voigt discusses the difficulties those who wish to market African-American artists face; and Genie Nable interviews Ken Falana on the mythical resonance of Falana's work. 

Noteworthy reviews include Lee Ransaw's review of Gwendolyn Knight's show, Suzanne Foley's review of Robert Reed's The Tree for Mine Series, Mark Kingsley's review of Roy Nydrorf's exhibition, and David Rosendorf's review of Maud Gatewood's exhibition Recent Work.