In the fall of 1994, the Whitney Museum presented Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, a groundbreaking exhibition curated by Thelma Golden. Conceived in dialogue with an extraordinary group of contemporary artists, Black Male investigated the complex aesthetics and politics at work in representations of African-American men in the post-Civil Rights era. On the twentieth anniversary of Black Male, Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, speaks about the exhibition and its afterlives in conversation with writer Hilton Als, who edited the exhibition’s catalogue, and art historian and critic Huey Copeland.
No, not Annie (though we’ll talk about her later). I wanna talk about CEO Cheryl Bachelder aka Boss Supreme Chicken Lady! My favorite thing she’s ever said about Popeyes success is in reference to other fast food chains trying to serve salads:
“I’m not trying to solve the world’s problems here.”
YES! THANK YOU! I came to Popeyes for fried chicken, not for a Healthy Snack Rebecca.