RECOMMENDED: Privileged White People by Christopher K. Ho, currently on view at Forever & Today, Inc. (141 Division Street, NYC) through February 17, celebrates President Bill Clinton’s 1990s, an era of progressive values epitomized by civic programs encouraging youth participation such as Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity and the Peace Corps. For his latest project, Ho draws on his own experiences as a young immigrant from Hong Kong to Southern California and subsequently, as a teen transplant to a New England boarding school, to explore the ethos, and corresponding aesthetics, of white privilege. Ho is an artist, teacher and screenwriter based in New York and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He received his BFA and BS from Cornell University and his MPhil from Columbia University.
Installation view: Christopher K. Ho, Privileged White People, January 11-February 17, 2013, Forever & Today, Inc., New York. Left to right: Acceptance Letter, 2012; First Black President, 2012; Trout College, 2013; Young White Person, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Forever & Today, Inc. Photo credit: Mike Garten.