With more than 44 million views, Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new music video got a lot of attention. It was filmed at the Louvre. In it, you see Beyoncé and lines of black dancers move throughout the space surrounded by classical artwork that often features white subjects.
The hip-hop power couple taking over the Lourve is seen as a statement about people of color in traditionally white, Western art spaces. People of color are either not present or depicted as servants in classical art.
Today on All Sides, we discuss how this music video is being interpreted and what art spaces in Columbus are doing to create more inclusive spaces for people of color.
Constance Grady, culture writer for Vox
Tyler Cann, curator of contemporary art, Columbus Museum of Art
Michael Goodson, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, Wexner Center for the Arts
Cameron Granger, award winning filmmaker & video artist, currently based in Columbus