The isolation of aesthetic qualities without having to engage with implications of the reality of the conditions that created it can be seen as simply a way for the art world to tap into the rhetoric of the current political climate and to respond to criticisms regarding diversity, representation, and increasingly frequent calls for ‘decolonization.’
In Conversation with Teju Adisa-Farrar
By Rochelle Spencer
I question the use of the word cosmopolitanism. Migration is part of Black life. Black people are moving—and Black movements happen globally. We may not always connect, but we’re migrants and part of the same system. Blackness is about movement. My experience is that I move back and forth across the equator and the Atlantic.