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  •  Yeah, I've got a brilliant Haitian artist (3+ / 0-)
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    friend in Berlin who does pieces like that.  He did a fabulous performance art piece called Negerhosen, where he dressed up in traditional Bavarian garb... except that the Lederhosen were made to resemble Caucasian skin & blonde hair.

    The reactions to the piece were a part of it, just as Cage depends on the reaction of the audience for "Three Minutes."

    I absolutely believe that Linde is sophisticated enough to devise the entire scene to get progressive Swiss "antiracists" to show their "true colors" in public, though I certainly question the gender politics of the piece. (Do we really have to do this via a spectacularized and violated female body, and why the Venus Hottentot, when he could have chosen a male body to violate instead? Why does he have to use a black female body to illustrate his black male position in the elite art world?)

    My anger isn't directed at the artist, but at the folks acting out at the party, so if that was Linde's intent, he pulled it off perfectly.

    "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

    by hepshiba on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 01:50:50 PM PDT

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