Posts Tagged ‘Rashayla Marie Brown’

NOT ALL SKIN FOLK ARE KIN FOLK: WHY NO CRITICISM FOR VIRGIL ABLOH’S FIRST SOLO SHOW?

By Rashayla Marie Brown The idea of speaking to and for Black people outside an institution appears to be the primary motivation behind Virgil Abloh’s first solo exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, entitled “Figures of Speech.” Besides the press in the New York Times about Abloh’s meteoric fashion career and a cursory[…]

THE PRIVILEGE OF PROXIMITY // VENICE BIENNALE’S SINKING SHIP

By Rashayla Marie Brown Writing a first-time review as an emerging artist about the largest and oldest art biennial has led me down a corridor of binaries, squarely placing myself somewhere in the middle of maker and critic. These binaries function to preserve the terms which give touristic art criticism its meaning – quality, curation,[…]