Nero su Bianco
A tall solitary man dressed in black – African American artist Terry Adkins, a former fellow at the American Academy in Rome – stands, whistling, slowly enveloped by clouds of smoke; his figure fades to a barely visible silhouette and then disappears altogether.
(Nero su bianco, Peter Benson Miller)
A provocative interrogation of race and identity in contemporary Italy envisioned by visual artists, scholars and writers from Africa, Europe and the United States exploring new forms of subjectivity and agency shaped by history, immigration and integration, the legacy of colonialism and persistent stereotypes.
Terry Adkins, Francesco Arena, Bridget Baker, Elisabetta Benassi, Broomberg & Chanarin, Christian Caliandro, Alessandro Ceresoli, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Onyedika Chuke, Claudia Durastanti, Theo Eshetu, Lyle Ashton Harris, Invernomuto, Emily Jacir, Vincenzo Latronico, Armin Linke, Peter Benson Miller, Meleko Mokgosi, Jebila Okongwu, Senam Okudzeto, Mark Robbins, Pietro Ruffo, Taiye Selasi, Lorna Simpson, Frank M. Snowden, III, Giuseppe Stampone, Robert Storr, Justin Randolph Thompson, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, Stanley Whitney, Fred Wilson.
This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition curated by Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Storr, and Peter Benson Miller.