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

yesterdayArts : 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 days 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

“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

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

6 days 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 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 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”

2 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...

The Unsettling Power of MOMA’s “Unfinished Conversations”

Cassie da Costa reviews the Museum of Modern Art’s “Unfinished Conversations” exhibition, featuring works from Kara Walker, John Akomfrah, and more.

Kara Walker Plans a Public Art Project for New Orleans

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

This artist is planning to create a riverboat calliope installation with the jazz pianist Jason Moran at Prospect New Orleans, the art triennial.

What It's Like Being The Daughter Of Kara Walker

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Octavia Bürgel: "My mother, the art world, and I function as an ever-evolving trio, and while my mother and I each require the other two to sustain, I cannot say that the art world has needed me for anything."

Sugar Sphinx Artist Kara Walker to Return with Two Huge New Public Works

Kara Walker talks solving politics in art, fighting her celebrity status, and upcoming work in the latest issue of New York Magazine.

Kara Walker - A Whole New Approach To Public Art?

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Now 47, and a new kind of public figure thanks to the Sugar Baby, Walker remains suspicious of herself, and of the world, however much it has come to celebrate her, expressing to me the bewilderment of a thinker for whom no level of success can stamp out a phobia of personal self-satisfaction — or, […]

After Her Sugar Sphinx, Kara Walker Is a Whole Different Kind of Public Figure

At the time of the debut of her most recent public-art project, which was also her first public-art project, Kara Walker would clandestinely ride her bike from her home in Fort Greene to the then-defunct Williamsburg Domino Sugar factory, in which her massive sculpture was housed. The sugar Sphinx was ... More »

Kara Walker, Juliana Huxtable, and More Challenge False White Recordings of Black History

'Excerpt' at The Studio Museum in Harlem shows black artists rewriting their identities.

Kara Walker reimagines “Washington Crossing the Delaware”

6 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Not wanting to listen to the news on inauguration day, artist Kara Walker painted. The result is a Trumpian take on Emanuel Leutze’s famous work “Washington Crossing the Delaware”, a copy of which is on display at the Met Museum. I hope I get to see Walker’s version in a museum or gallery someday soon. Tags: art Donald Trump Emanuel Leutze Kara Walker politics remix

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