Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
One of today’s most significant and complex contemporary artists, Kara Walker, reflects on themes of race, gender, sexuality, violence, and subjugation in her visually striking work.
New York-based artist Kara Walker is best known for cut-paper silhouettes and tableaus that complicate traditional narratives of power and repression. Walker’s provocative work, which has taken the form of drawing, painting, text-based work, video, film, performance, and cyclorama, retells historic moments, such as slavery in the Antebellum South and Hurricane Katrina, and has frequently been the subject of controversy. She has received numerous awards, perhaps most notably in 1997, when she was the second-youngest person ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.”
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7 - 9 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
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