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KERRY JAMES MARSHALL
Who's Afraid of Red, Black and Green 

 

In Who's Afraid of Red, Black and Green, his first exhibition in Austria at Secession, African American artist Kerry James Marshall once again examined the visual representation of black people in Western society and the pictorial tradition associated with it. This series refers to Barnett Newman's Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue, especially the third variation (1966/67). Instead of the primary colors, Marshall chooses the political tricolor of red, black, and green—the colors of the pan-African flag, also known as the Afro-American flag, the Black Liberation Flag, or the UNIA flag.
 
The catalogue features an essay by Rael Jero Salley and an interview by Annette Südbeck.
 
2012, Secession, 64 pages, Bilingual (English/German)