Kerry James Marshall Profiled in NYT

October 18th, 2016

Kerry James Marshall is the subject of a lengthy profile in the New York Times this week, as the artist prepares to open his retrospective at the Met Breuer.  “When you talk about the absence of black figure representation in the history of art,” Marshall says, “you can talk about it as an exclusion, in which case there’s a kind of indictment of history for failing to be responsible for something it should have been. I don’t have that kind of mission. I don’t have that indictment. My interest in being a part of it is being an expansion of it, not a critique of it.”

New York Times