BLACKOUT: Through the Veiled Eyes of Others

In Arts & Culture, Uncategorized on February 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm

BLACKOUT: Through the Veiled Eyes of Others – Racist Memorabilia from the Collection of William Berry, Jr. #ArtRage #Syracuse in 4 parts.  #ArtShowOnAVine

This exhibition invites viewers to confront how everyday objects support and perpetuate racism. Berry’s collection highlights how ordinary household artifacts have distorted how generations of Americans view people of African descent as somehow less than human. Mainstream media may refer to a post-racial 21st century America, but stereotypes and distortions of Black people persist nonetheless.

“I remember at a certain point in time there was an argument that Black people should seek to have this stuff destroyed,” says Berry. “My position was that you always want to remember what happens when you allow someone to define who you are.”

The exhibition contains offensive material.

PART 1 / 4

PART 2 / 4

PART 3 / 4


PART 4 / 4

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