Ideas.Ted.com

ARTS + DESIGN Economic violence: the most socially acceptable form of racism photo: Ryan Stevenson Jun 24, 2020 / Paul Rucker In April 2018, I flew to Vancouver, Canada, for my first TED Conference. As a TED Fellow, I had the opportunity to give both a talk and a cello performance. … Continue readingIdeas.Ted.com

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Richmond Magazine

Photo courtesy TED Web Extra: Voices for Change Richmonders share their views on the social justice movement Paul Rucker Artist and TED Fellow I’m 52, and I’ve marched in Baltimore. I’ve marched a little bit here in Richmond. I was at [World Trade Organization] protests in … Continue readingRichmond Magazine

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Artnet News

We asked historians to weigh in on the role that artists have played in past instances of social, economic, and cultural unrest. Artnet News, June 16, 2020 Paul RuckerAssistant professor and iCubed research fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University Paul Rucker, Red Summer. Photo courtesy of the artist. The … Continue readingArtnet News

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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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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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