PostedMar 22, 2017
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Black Artists Are Protesting An Emmett Till Painting At The Whitney
"Open Casket," a new painting by New York artist Dana Schutz showing at the Whitney Biennial is being protested by a group black artists who claim Schutz, who is white, is exploiting the traumatic events surrounding Emmett Till's death.
The piece under fire depicts depicting the body of the African American teen who was tortured and killed in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14 by two white men in Mississippi after a white woman claimed he had whistled and grabbed her (the woman, Carolyn Donham, later admitted to providing false testimony). Emmett's mother insisted on an open casket funeral to display the brutality her son endured. The photos of Till's body were later used throughout the civil rights movement.
And now, it's the subject Schutz's painting, currently being protested at the Whitney by a small group of artists who blocked the painting from view until the museum closed last Friday. Berlin-based artist Hannah Black has also written an open letter to the Biennial, asking that "the painting be destroyed and not entered into any market or museum." (via: ARTNET)
Apple Launches A New App
Rather than compete with the social media platforms, Apple has created a video editing app that'll cut down the painstaking process of creating #firevideocontent. Clips app allows users to combine video clips, photos, and music intro a shareable video message compatible with Facebook, Messages, and Instagram. (via: Apple)
Four Dead Including Police Officer In London Terrorist Attack
Four people have been killed, including the attacker and a police officer, in the Westminster terror attack, which left up to 20 people injured. The attacker was gunned down after driving a vehicle on Westminster bridge, mowing down pedestrians. After the crash, he approached Parliament, fatally stabbed a police officer and was gunned down . Police said a “full counterterrorism investigation was underway.” (via: Telegraph)
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PostedMar 22, 2017