Friday, February 8, 2019
Art on Brown vs. Board Education Supreme Court decision :: Art Exhibit Race
Fifty years ago the state of our fine-looking nation was quite different. The United States were non very united at all. Fifty years ago a court decision mark a change in connection that Americans will experience forever. The embrown vs. Board Supreme Court decision gave the old ?separate notwithstanding stir? laws the boot. It marked the start of integration of public schools and universities. The process was not a smooth one to say the least, nevertheless American society as it stands today is a far more equal because of it. provided close we may be to equal it still is not yet equal. Artists of late have been expressing their view of American culture in umteen different ways. A particular group of artists calls themselves well-disposed Studies more than plausibly referring to their portrayal of American social issues. At Krannert Art Museum this year Social Studies put out their third exhibit featuring eight artists? works that awaken viewers to reflect on issues of identity, tolerance, equal rights, and integration as they gain to education now. When I walked in to the exhibit I noticed a very interesting portrait to begin with. It was five separate portraits of 2 women, one white, one black, both attempting to sit in the same chair. The appellation of the work was Plessy vs. Ferguson, in memory of the Supreme Court decision that make segregation legal. The separate part seemed to hold true but the equal part was far more than lacking. Most cases seemed to be that there wasn?t enough to separate hence the reason for the two women struggling all over the same chair. This art took me awhile to find out because my brain had not been gear to what I was actually witnessing. It wasn?t until I sat down on a retro style couch resting on a ecru shag carpet rug facing a silent characterization projection. The obvious use of perspective in this art form helped me understand the side by side projection of two different family videos. maven was footage from a Jewish family and the other was an African American family?s footage. some(prenominal) of the videos depicted family gatherings for celebrations such as barbeques, birthday parties, trips to Disney World and religious holidays.