York Daily Record – York College bars public from ‘potentially disturbing’ racial injustice art exhibit

The exhibit opened at York College’s art gallery shortly after the neo-Nazi invasion of Charlottesville in August.

York College spokeswoman Mary Dolheimer explained on Monday that the REWIND exhibit was never intended to be open to the public. She added that the reason the media is barred from the exhibit is because coverage likely would result in members of the public also requesting to view the exhibit. … Continue readingYork Daily Record – York College bars public from ‘potentially disturbing’ racial injustice art exhibit

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YDR Editorial Board – College’s handling of art exhibit disappointing (editorial)

A “missed opportunity.”

Those were the words of artist Paul Rucker, talking about York College’s decision to bar the public from viewing his exhibit “REWIND” at the college’s gallery in Wolf Hall.

And it is. The exhibit contains powerful images that could offend some people or disturb others. That’s the point. The exhibit addresses racial injustice in the United States, from slavery to Jim Crow to Ferguson, Baltimore and elsewhere. … Continue readingYDR Editorial Board – College’s handling of art exhibit disappointing (editorial)

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PENN Live – Hate, social injustice take center stage in York College exhibit called ‘Rewind’

“I think the most important role of an artist is to make the unseen seen and at least more understood,” Rucker said during a phone call Thursday. “I think there is nothing more provocative than real life. Our American history is what I’m addressing. There are things that weren’t talked about in school and that is part of the show is facing the narrative and systems that were in place.” … Continue readingPENN Live – Hate, social injustice take center stage in York College exhibit called ‘Rewind’

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LoDown Magazine: PAUL RUCKER America Amplified

A musician-cum-conceptual artist, Paul Rucker’s been on a mission: originally hailing from South Carolina, his recent multi-media show “REWIND” (Baltimore Museum of Art) was the result of 20+ years of digging into American history and drawing connections between the nation’s dark historical underbelly and the status quo in US society. Essentially a show about history repeating itself over and over again, from KKK and lynchings to police brutality, from slave trading days to the insane, current prison system, Rucker’s work is – just like his current home Baltimore – indeed what he calls America Amplified. … Continue readingLoDown Magazine: PAUL RUCKER America Amplified

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