Friday, December 10, 2010

Cornered, Piper

This piece of art deals with issues of race. The woman on the TV talks about how she is black when on the surface she does not appear to be. However, the birth certificates to the left and the right of the television screen show the differences of perspective on the issue, tracing the same name back to two different racial backgrounds. The art display invites viewers to sit down and partake in the dialogue of the woman on the screen. The table overturned beneath her seems to symbolize the need to overturn standard perception and conception of ideas. The piece challenges society to think outside preexisting racial stereotypes and expectations.

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