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Kenya Robinson

Art Review: "Kenya Eats a (Big) Cracker"

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Illya Szilak

Installed in a partially finished white box room with one wall of exposed and distressed brick, the sculptures did indeed invoke the simplicity, seriality and materiality of conventional minimalist art. Then, Kenya arrived.

Why One Artist Is Carrying A 'White Man' In Her Pocket

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts

"Privilege is plastic," artist Kenya (Robinson) explained in an interview. "Just like 'race' is a plastic material. It's totally made up. It's...

Ass, et al.

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

Because I am an "emerging" artist, I can say whatever I want. I am mercifully un-tethered to a gallery or institution.

Practically Magic

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

Recently, I've been keeping a whitemaninmypocket. It's for protection of course, a charm for the rapidly gentrified, since there's no stopping whi...

Crap: A Philosophy of Sh*t

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

On high authority I've been informed that my work is shit. Mostly I've been desensitized to such proclamations -- I can thank the Art School Critique framework for that -- but its ill-timed delivery, six days before graduation, left me shaken and stirred.

The Box Marked 'Other'

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

Because I am a snazzy dresser, and err on the side of volume when constructing my coiffures, I tend to attract amazing cocktail conversations. This is...

The Unbearable Whiteness of Beyonce

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

The recent firestorm regarding Beyonce's promotional imagery leaves me baffled. The entire hubbub about Mrs. Knowles-Carter and her whitetification seems misplaced, especially in the Post Michael Jackson Era.