Monday, October 10, 2022

James Bantone at Centre d'Art Contemporain


"Plainly, Bantone is refusing the identification of your subjects and thereby refusing their exploitation." 

Perhaps similar to Pope.L tensioning a joke without the relief valve of a punchline, instead airs uncomfort - Bantone's horror is actually mere refusal to assimilate with a more gentle color. It's obvious but armor against normalization always is, always needs to be? 

see too: Pope.L“Beyond the Black Atlantic” at Kunstverein Hannover (Sandra Mujinga)