When I was a kid, Bondi Beach was a mythical break that appeared regularly in the pages of Surfer. Today, I got to perform my first pilgrimage to the place. The breakers at Bronte Beach were more happening today, but luckily there was this art on the boardwalk at Bondi, which more than made up for the lack of surf.
1. white authority
In which a white curator lectures about 20th c. art history.
2. white hall
The audience is exclusively white. It looks nothing like the city around us.
3. white tone
The lecture goes on for ninety minutes. The professor’s tone never rises, never falls.
4. white frame
Each image is surrounded and contained by a white frame. At all moments, the whiteness of the boundary exceeds the area of color.
5. white male subjects
During the time I was awake, the professor never showed an image produced by a woman or person of color. All men, all white.
6. white talk
Each image is framed again in a discourse of white words that situate each work in a grand narrative.
7. white history
Art is made in Europe, by white men. Just like History is.
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