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.