When the United States Congress was debating a proposed law that would allow black Americans to use public parks and other public spaces, one of the more interesting things they debated was the idea of an art exhibition.
While it is true that there are a large number of black artists in the United Kingdom, South Africa and India, the United Nations has acknowledged that “the representation of African art in public spaces is significantly underrepresented”.
The lack of black art on public spaces has become a topic of discussion among people in the West, especially during the last decade, when the black art world has been struggling to reclaim its rightful place in the art world.
A new exhibition, Black Art in Public Spaces, aims to change that.
On view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from 26-28 October, the exhibition will be an exhibition of works by African artists.
The exhibition will also feature the work of internationally renowned black painters like Youssouf Dibon, who painted a large mural on the roof of the United Nation building in New York City.
The work, which depicts a woman being dragged by a tiger and the words “I am the tiger”, was created by Dibons son, Yousouf Dabon, and features an accompanying mural by artist Shafi Tafish.
The artworks are part of the museum’s ongoing effort to create an inclusive space for black art.
“The exhibition will showcase works by black painter Shafi Tafish, whose work was designed as an intimate and intimate display of the personal lives of African artists,” Whitney curator, Nancy J. Nance, said in a statement.
“It will also provide a context for the work and allow the artists to explore the themes and themes of black life and culture in the present day.”
The Whitney Museum, which was founded in 1851, is the largest museum in the world, with 1.5 million square feet.
The museum was the first to exhibit art from the African diaspora.
The Whitney’s Black Art exhibition was launched in 2007, and its current exhibitions include the work by Nils-Axel Rehm, who is also the curator of African-American history and the founding director of the Museum of African Art, and Niki Fong, whose paintings are part the exhibit.