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Rebecca Caroll & Ashley C. Ford on Praise, Controversy, Criticism and the Art of Kara Walker

'A new exhibit by the artist Kara Walker opened in New York City. In 1997, Walker became the youngest person ever to receive a MacArthur "genius" grant. Her show at the Domino Sugar Factory in 2014 drew high praise and tough criticism for its centerpiece — a sculpture of a 75-foot black woman made of sugar. Show More Summary

Kara Walker’s Show is a Painful, Necessary Reminder That US Culture Wars Never Ended

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Walker's drawn and collaged images depicting haunting scenes of abuse and violence refuse to let us look away from America's bloody past and present. The post Kara Walker’s Show is a Painful, Necessary Reminder That US Culture Wars Never Ended appeared first on Hyperallergic.

15 Questions About Kara Walker’s Latest Exhibition

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Who is made whole by Walker's decontextualized images of violence correlated with race, gender, sex, and with chattel slavery and the social practices devolving from that historical circumstance? The post 15 Questions About Kara Walker’s Latest Exhibition appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Abusive, Cartoonish, Obscene: How Kara Walker Painted Trump’s America

In 1997, an artist called her work "revolting." Twenty years later, Walker's brutal depictions of racism look all too familiar.

Rebecca Carrol on The Next Coming of Kara Walker

'Kara Walker doesn’t simply make provocative art; she creates living, breathing visual narratives about race in America that are often ferociously violent and irrefutably poignant. For her new exhibit — "Sikkema Jenkins and Co. is Compelled...Show More Summary

Kara Walker’s Ghosts of Future Evil

Andrea K. Scott writes about the artist Kara Walker’s new show, at the Sikkema Jenkins & Co. gallery in New York.

Art Review: Kara Walker Traces Slavery’s Bitter Legacy With New Ways of Drawing

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

After the triumphant “Sugar Baby,” the artist pushes her incendiary art into the present, merging collage, political cartoon and history painting.

Dear Kara Walker: If You’re Tired of Standing Up, Please Sit Down

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

In a recent artist's statement, Walker complained of the expectations constantly placed on her as "a featured member of my racial group and/or my gender niche." The post Dear Kara Walker: If You’re Tired of Standing Up, Please Sit Down appeared first on Hyperallergic.

This Week in Art 8.21-8.27: Kara Walker’s New Artist Statement Makes Headlines

2 months agoArts : Art21 Blog

A look at this week's art news, including Kara Walker's artist statement about not wanting to write an artist statement, and events and exhibitions from San Jose to London.

Required Reading

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, we focus on race with Kara Walker talking about art not answers, timeline of Confederate monuments, how South Koreans dealt with a symbol of Japanese oppression, symbols of white supremacy, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Kara Walker Writes An Angry Letter To The Art World

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“I know what you all expect from me and I have complied up to a point. But frankly I am tired, tired of standing up, being counted, tired of ‘having a voice’ or worse ‘being a role model,'” she writes in a new artist statement hating on artist statements, for a show opening Sept. 7 […]

Art Cannot Solve America's Race Problems, Says One Of America's Leading Black Female Artists

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Kara Walker, in the artist's statement for her newest show: "I am tired, tired of standing up, being counted, tired of 'having a voice,' or worse, 'being a role model,' Tired, true, of being a featured member of my racial group and/or my gender niche."

Kara Walker Introduces Her Next Show With an Artist Statement About Being Fed Up With America and Artist Statements

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

“How many ways can a person say racism is the real bread and butter of our American mythology…”

Kara Walker Introduces Her Next Show With an Artist’s Statement About Being Fed Up, With America and Also Artist’s Statements

Kara Walker, who has become known as both an artist and a public figure since the success of her sugar sphinx, introduces her next show with an artist statement about how she doesn’t really want to write another artist statement. “I know what you expect from me and I have ... More »

Chuck Close, Marina Abramovic, Kara Walker And Others Condemn Calls To Cancel Dana Schutz Show In Boston

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The National Academy artists wrote in response to Boston protesters asking the ICA to cancel the Schutz show because of her painting Open Casket, which is of the open casket and broken face of Emmett Till and was roundly criticized at the Whitney Biennial. The painting is not in the ICA show. The artists wrote, […]

The work of artists Kara Walker and Hank Willis Thomas come together in installation

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Baltimore Museum of Art presents two compelling works that explore the legacy of slavery in America in Black Box: Kara Walker & Hank Willis Thomas. On view June 28, 2017? March 18, 2018, the installation brings together Kara Walker?s...Show More Summary

Nearly 80 National Academy Members Sign Letter in Support of Dana Schutz and ICA Boston

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The signatories, a mix of members and members-elect, include Kara Walker, Dread Scott, Ed Ruscha, Jack Whitten, Judith Bernstein, and Peter Saul. The post Nearly 80 National Academy Members Sign Letter in Support of Dana Schutz and ICA Boston appeared first on Hyperallergic.

High Museum announces major Kara Walker acquisition

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta today announced that it has acquired ?The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin? (2015), a massive cut-paper work by contemporary artist Kara Walker (American, born 1969). This acquisition marks the first major work by Walker to enter the Museum?s collection. Show More Summary

News: High Museum acquires Kara Walker’s “The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin”

4 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Kara Walker’s The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin (2015) has been acquired by the High Museum of Art. This is the first major work by Walker acquired by the museum, a massive cut-paper work.

The Underground Museum Celebrates "Artists of Color" — in a Manner of Speaking

The exhibit "Non-Fiction," which was on display at the Underground Museum in Arlington Heights from May 2016 till May 2017, was a brutal exploration of the black experience in America. Some of the works, including Kara Walker's paper silhouettes, featured physical brutality against people of color. Curated by museum co-founder...

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