“you can touch my hair” exhibit?

June 7, 2013

“An interactive public art exhibit, dubbed You Can Touch My Hair, where strangers from all walks of life will have the welcomed opportunity to touch various textures of black hair”… This happened this week in New York (Union Square) and will happen again tomorrow (Saturday, June 8 – 2-4pm). Can you dig it or are you giving it a resounding “HELL NO”?
Un’ruly, the organizers of the event, say: “or years black hair has been more than just hair in American culture. It’s been a suppressed racial characteristic, a symbol of political protest and political change and most recently the cause of some very awkward and offensive situations. (…) we’re exploring the tactile fascination with black hair by holding an interactive public art exhibit in NYC.” Click here for more info about the event.

Photo by Lord Ashbury