Clark Filio, Paradigm Shift

Pablo Helguera And Xaviera Simmons, Modern Luxury

We approached artists Matthew Day Jackson, William Powhida, Clark Filio, Ishmael Randall Weeks and Michael Rakowitz to think through a series of questions regarding the construction of male whiteness, alongside the dominant global narratives in art, and to share their thoughts on their own positions of privilege, power and the normalcy often afforded to them. We also asked them to expand on reparative justice frameworks.


Most of them we have been in and out of conversation with, so they understand the scope and are adept at articulating the systems they work in, are influenced by and benefit from.


These artists are no strangers to us and they are also malleable to the rigorous conversation and clear actions toward systemic changes that this moment calls for.