Thursday, October 25, 2007

Western Arrogance Alive and Well in the Artworld

Is it just me? Or is it totally obnoxious to have a top 100 list of the movers and shakers in the artworld that is predominately filled with white men. I felt soiled after reading the ArtReview’s Power 100. I felt like mukamuka (Japanese word for feeling so angry you want to puke).

In these post-colonial, post-Saidean days, how can there be such a Anglo-testosterone-laden list? Only one person of African descent and a meager 27 percent of women were included. It boggles the mind. But then I live in Asia, so I don’t have the narrow mind-frame of such blatant western (and sexist) arrogance. (Thank God!)

What do you think?

Here's the link to London's ArtReview Power 100:

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