Victoria sent in the following article and message:
“The following article brings up issues of race and identity within the art institution and curation – does your ethnic background give you credibility within the art world?
It’s interesting that an activist group thinks that Kristen Windmuller-Luna, who has devoted her whole life to extensively studying African Art, is not qualified to curate such a department because of parameters she can not control. It brings up the question that, is it just enough to be a scholar or does one need to have larger ties to an art group in order to ‘properly’ portray such work of said group?”
Windmuller-Luna’s appointment has sparked an ongoing debate…what do you think?