They call this art? I suppose art is a great way to describe the visual statement Artist Nate Hill is trying to bring across. He says that his photos are a satire on black men:
“It’s a satire on black men who like to see white women as status symbols,” Hill, who is of mixed race, told the Daily News.
He calls the controversial project ‘Trophy Scarves’ and it involves having naked white women draped around his neck as a scarf and taking the picture.
My question is, where in the world would you ‘wear’ a black woman if that is the case? But that is a whole other post and a whole other project I suppose. He said:
“I used to joke with my friends about using white women as scarves in the winter time,” he said. “Just to show, the idea that there’s something to this status symbol.”
Critics have blasted Hill for encouraging sexism saying how would he feel if a white man draped a black woman across his neck and calling it “a project’.
First of all it wouldn’t work in the same manner, white men do not use black women as a means increasing their status, at least not that I have heard so it would that premise just does not fit what Hill is trying to discourage. But again, that would be a whole other project.
The whole statement is a bit off for me, it is demeaning for women and not true of all black men. But the point of it was to be a bit satirical and to promote conversation which works in this case.
One comment we saw said the following:
It’s obviously satirical in nature and quite genius i might add. It is meant to provoke thought about race and how it parallels the subconscious racial biases in our culture.
Also, its pretty hilarious.
Here are a couple more pictures here
What do you think of Nate Hills controversial project? Does it get you talking about the topic or is it pure idiocy that serves as a means of getting attention?