I am not certain about the extent to which Dasha Zhukova is aware of the offensiveness of the objectification of Black women's bodies as represented in this demeaning photograph. If the intention of art is to engage in political and social issues, shouldn't the artist(s) at least gain some insight of the subject he/she has chosen to represent or interrogate?
Earlier this week, a photo surfaced online that featured Dasha Zhukova (a white, female fashion editor) sitting on top of a chair made to look like a semi-nude black woman. If the chair was art, why did I find it so offensive? Since when did the fashion world become so racist? It's almost as though these fashion editors do it on purpose, just to get people talking. But as someone who loves fashion and art, I often find myself conflicted.