RISD prof examines “privileged white people”

Jan 15, 2013

Photo by Christopher Ho.

A new exhibit of work by the artist Christopher Ho entitled “Privileged White People” is now on view at New York’s Forever & Today, Inc. gallery. The show features large photographs of people like President Bill Clinton and the actor James Van Der Beek, of Dawson’s Creek fame.

In an interview with ArtInfo, Ho says he was impressed by the “social ease” of students he encountered at RISD, where he teaches in the painting department.

“Privileged white people are so dominant in the art world that they are invisible,” Ho tells interviewer Roger White.

The show also includes a screenplay for a television pilot set in a small New England liberal arts college.