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Andres Serrano : Infamous


Galerie Nathalie Obadia Brussels presents Infamous, the fourth solo exhibition by the American artist Andres Serrano at the gallery, after Sacramentum, Sacred Shadows (2012) and Cuba (2014 in Brussels and Torture (2016) in Paris. For more than 30 years, the New York based artist Andres Serrano (b. 1950) addresses fundamental social and ethical issues on the fringe of American society. He captures the Zeitgeist  of the margins of our western community where we all take part in as actors, witnesses and victims. Previous series like Residents of New York (2014), America (2002), The Klan (1990), Nomads (1990), Bodily Fluids (1990) and The Immersions (1987-1990) mirror Serrano’s need to unravel the hidden or unspoken truth of today’s morals and customs. The series Infamous untangles the long history of the subconscious deeply rooted racist culture in America. This oeuvre is about years and years of race baiting in America by persistent bombarding, even on a level of ordinary consumer products, with a certain savagery in their portrayals of African Americans. According to Henry Louis Gates Jr., the American literary critic and historian:...

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