Skip to main content
Upcoming
decorative shadow image decorative shadow image
decorative shadow image decorative shadow image
decorative shadow image decorative shadow image

project

Colonial White

Great Force Participatory Project

Apr 6, 2019 – Jun 30, 2019

Colonial White is an ongoing participatory project created by Charlotte Lagarde as part of The Racial Imaginary Institute, Interdisciplinary Cultural Laboratory, which will appear in our Fall 2019 exhibition Great Force (October-January 2019).

The project asks the public to take a picture that merges a Colonial White paint chip sample with a photo of a place, object, or situation that embodies “colonial white” to them. The collaborative work aims to reframe the term “colonial” in its historical and contemporary context amid a collective reflection and conversation about structural racism.

How to Participate


• Paint chips may be picked up at the front desk of the Institute for Contemporary Art at 601 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Educational groups who wish to participate should reach out to Johanna Plummer, Curator of Education and Engagement at jlplummer2@vcu.edu.

• Choose a place, thing, or situation that embodies “colonial white” to you and then take a horizontal picture holding the paint chip in front of it. See examples here.

• Email photo(s) and text to colonialwhite@gmail.com. Entries are limited to one (1) per person. Selections are made at the discretion of the artist.

• Sign and return a release form. If a person appears in your photo and is recognizable, please ask them sign and submit this personal release form.

 

#ColonialWhiteV19