Related News: A Monument’s Invisible Man – Art 21 Blog

February 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

"E Pluribus Unum" by Fred Wilson. Artist’s rendering, Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

“Wilson is famous for revealing how racism influences the art world, especially its practices of collection, exhibition, and interpretation. Recently, Wilson has shifted his attention beyond the art world to raise questions about how racism influences public space. In Indianapolis, a Wilson artwork is at the center of a heated debate about race and representation, power, and cultural politics.

The sculpture, called E Pluribus Unum, depicts a man of African heritage rising and reaching forward, his arm outstretched. His hand holds a flag representing the African diaspora. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail commissioned the work two years ago. One of seven original artworks created for the trail, Wilson’s figure was scheduled to be installed in September 2011 in commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation.” — from Art21 blog – author – Jennifer Geigel Mikulay’s-invisible-man/


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