Should Race define an artist?

Prejudice within the art world does not stop there. Race also becomes an issue. For example, you never read an article about an artist starting with so-and-so is a “Caucasian artist from…” to describe an artist who happens to be white. That said, if an artist is from any other racial background you can almost be assured that race will become a descriptor for that artists efforts– “African American artist from…”, “Hispanic artist from…”.. the list goes on. While it is true that race can define an artists visual message– if that is his or her direction– I don’t think placing race before artist is a sound choice to define an artist in general.

Art & Prejudice: Dealing with Sexism, Racism, and Ageism in the Art World by Brian Sherwin on 2/19/2011 9:50:57 AM         

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