Adrian Piper, Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features, 1981. Pencil on paper. 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm). The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin.

Deconstructing the Truism of Race as a Social Construct

Philosophers Naomi Zack of the University of Oregon, Rebecca Tuvel of Rhodes College, and Diarmuid Costello of the University of Warwick discuss the ways in which Adrian Piper’s art interrogates racial identity, focusing on specific works as well as Piper’s own writings about race, "Passing for White, Passing for Black" and Escape to Berlin: A Travel Memoir.

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