Racialism, art and the Academy Awards controversy
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Date Written: 30/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18672
Should artwork be categorized and presumably appreciated according to whether it represents a male or female, black or white perspective? Many critics, influenced by the prevailing ideology, set up this basic standard: women gain more from art produced by women, Jews from work created by Jews, African-Americans from "African-American art," etc. In ideological terms, these critics, in their obsession with race, are spouting a conception of society and art identified historically with the extreme right.