Crosscut. Magazine – Year in review: 10 Seattle artworks that exemplify 2021

More here: https://crosscut.com/culture/2021/12/year-review-10-seattle-artworks-exemplify-2021 New visibility via public art: “78 on Jackson,” Paul Rucker  On a hot day this past summer, three older Black women took a break from grocery shopping to sit on a mint-green bench in the shape of a record player tonearm on … Continue readingCrosscut. Magazine – Year in review: 10 Seattle artworks that exemplify 2021

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wypr 88.1 Baltimore

Paul Rucker By CHRISTOPHER BEDFORD • APR 5, 2019 More here: https://www.wypr.org/post/paul-rucker BMA Director Christopher Bedford interviews Paul Rucker, an artist determined to create compelling works of art that provoke the mind, body, spirit, and conscience of this ethically embattled world of the 21st century. Their conversation focuses … Continue readingwypr 88.1 Baltimore

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New Contemporary Art Institute Reverberates in Richmond’s Historic Landscape – The New York Times

More at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/arts/richmond-contemporary-art-institute.html Designed to explore contemporary art’s power to catalyze change, the inaugural exhibit will feature many site-specific works by 33 emerging and established artists from Richmond and around the globe, including Paul Rucker. His site-specific installation “Storm in the Time of Shelter,” an … Continue readingNew Contemporary Art Institute Reverberates in Richmond’s Historic Landscape – The New York Times

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CityArts Magazine – Paul Rucker Recieves TED Fellowship

“I’m ranting, aren’t I?” Paul Rucker asks softly, then apologizes. The Guggenheim Fellow, cellist and multidisciplinary artist, based in Seattle and Baltimore, is not ranting. But he does have a lot to say. Whether he’s jeering at Seattle’s faux-progressiveness, describing how Black people have suffered during the Obama era or pointing out that the U.S. has built a new prison every week since 1976, Rucker consistently calls out violent truths. … Continue readingCityArts Magazine – Paul Rucker Recieves TED Fellowship

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NCAC – CENSORED ON CAMPUS: PAUL RUCKER’S EXHIBITION ON RACE IN AMERICA

Paul Rucker‘s traveling exhibition REWIND is an urgently relevant multi-media installation that addresses the history of racial injustice in America. Works in the show include hand-sewn Ku Klux Klan robes made in colorful Kente cloth, images of lynchings, and slavery-era artifacts. The show opened at York College of Pennsylvania (Aug 31 – Oct 21, 2017) two weeks after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which erupted in acts of violence that left three people dead. On September 5th, less than a week after REWIND opened, the college announced its decision to close the exhibition to the general public. … Continue readingNCAC – CENSORED ON CAMPUS: PAUL RUCKER’S EXHIBITION ON RACE IN AMERICA

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