This was very interesting to watch and listen to. This artist is obviously a very thoughtful and well-informed man, and if he is a “conscientious liberal,” I am happy to say that I am one, too — no longer a Marxist myself. It was fascinating to hear Louis make reference to his father (whom I knew) and to my family and to me! I remember parties in my home with blacks and whites dancing together, but I can’t say for sure that there were any actual interracial relationships that had a sexual aspect to them. The presence of black people in my home seemed very normal to me. At my bar mitzvah reception, a local woman criticized my mother for inviting blacks, but you can be sure my mother put her in her place!
Comment by Allen Young — November 27, 2012 @ 4:21 am
[…] November 2012, I conducted an interview with Fiks that my readers would find most interesting, I’m sure. He covers his various projects, […]
Pingback by The Wayland Rudd Collection: the Red and the Black | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist — January 20, 2014 @ 6:13 pm
[…] years, you are probably aware that I am a big fan of Yevgeniy Fiks, a post-Soviet Conceptual Artist I interviewed in 2012 and whose last show on the USSR’s mixed encounter on Black people I wrote about earlier this […]
Pingback by A Gift to Birobidzhan | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist — September 19, 2014 @ 7:05 pm
RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email.
The Rubric Theme. Blog at WordPress.com.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 3,057 other followers