Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green?
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
The Haggerty Museum of Art is pleased and honored to serve as one of the sites hosting a sculpture installed by Sculpture Milwaukee. Kevin Beasley’s “Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green?” is now installed in and around the sculpture garden located north of the Haggerty’s building.
Kevin Beasley works across a variety of media including sculpture, installation, sound, and video. The material aspects of his practice are rooted in the use of found objects (most often clothing) that convey intimate personal and cultural histories, and in highly process-oriented, malleable materials including resin and polyurethane.
“Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black, and Green?”, a trio of acoustic mirrors in the iconic colors of the African-American flag, transforms the space it inhabits, redefining its social purpose by providing opportunities for its audience to have an active relationship to space, sound, and the presence of the physical body of the viewer.
[Images: Kevin Beasley, American, b. 1985, Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green?, 2016, T-shirts cast in resin. Images from Harlem installation and AFineLyn for Untapped Cities]