Painting Vincent Valdez throws the invisibility of the Ku Klux Klan in America

Painting Vincent Valdez throws the invisibility of the Ku Klux Klan in America
Painting Vincent Valdez throws the invisibility of the Ku Klux Klan in America
The exhibition of the famous artist Vincent Valdez (Vincent Valdez) shows the hidden things about the “white movement” and the Ku Klux Klan in the United States.

Houston artist Vincent Valdez spent 11 months creating a huge image showing more than a dozen members of the Ku Klux Klan, gathered in isolation from the city visible behind. The work “City” is presented to the public this week at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.

“For me it gives a platform for stories that are inexpressible and invisible in this country,” Valdez said. The work consists of 8 panels and directly addresses issues of racism in America.

“The idea of ​​white supremacy in this country remains wherever you look. It is very obvious to me that throughout my entire life the social reality that I encounter outside the studio – when I think about mass deprivation of liberty, economic inequality, segregated cities in the 21st century, prejudiced justice systems, police brutality, broken education systems … I felt that I had to stand up and speak, “- said the artist.

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