Not long after the new Whitney opened in 2015, the museum exhibited an all-star lineup of abstract expressionists on their seventh floor, where they show their permanent collection. On the money wall — the final north facing wall before the windows and doors to the
This idea of American desire and what’s encapsulated in that is this reckoning, but, also holding the truths of being white in American culture means you have to hold the history of being an oppressor. But, then, how do you hold that?
“Double consciousness is knowing the particularity of the white world in the face of its enforced claim to universality… Double consciousness, in other words, is knowing a lie while living its contradiction.” – Biko Maura ruminates on white privilege and the mythology of the neutral body.
Editor’s Note: QUEERING MARRIAGE is the concluding essay documenting the long-table process around Kyoung’s Pacific Beat’s production of PILLOWTALK at the Tank. You can read about the previous conversations here and here. I have the privilege of sharing out PILLOWTALK’s third, and final long-table, addressing
In the alchemic container that is Weird Classrooms, anyone’s expertise becomes compelling.
Every story needs to be considered individually for us to have any chance at finding something that looks like justice.