Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Antwaun Sargent

With the art world in flux, writer and critic Antwaun Sargent (The New Yorker, NY Times) joins us this week. We discuss the turbulence inside museums across the country (3:20), the potential (creative) silver-lining of this pandemic (7:44), the impetus for his new book, Young, Gifted and Black (11:00), and how Instagram (sort of) democratized photography (17:30). Plus, Antwaun unpacks our culture’s recurring fetishization of firsts with black excellence (23:04), and why the the art world is in desperate need of reshuffling (28:56). Before we go, below is a virtual exhibit of selected pieces from YGB. The context and artistry of each piece is discussed by Sargent on the podcast. Follow along and scroll through.


Young, Gifted and Black: A Virtual Exhibit

(Selected pieces from YGB by Antwaun Sargent. ) 


Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists is now available! Click here for more info about the book.