Kara Walker

Post image for Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, and the Challenge of Public Art

As if his museum-filling Whitney retrospective weren’t enough, Jeff Koons currently has a massive sculpture on view at Rockefeller Center. “Split-Rocker” is comprised of two halves, one the recreated head of a toy pony rocker, the other the head of a toy dinosaur rocker.

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Post image for Raccoons to the Rescue: Insider Reveals Kara Walker Pest Antagonists

Where are all the sugar-seeking pests at Kara Walker’s multi-ton installation made of the stuff, “A Subtlety”? We investigated this aspect of the show at the soon-to-be leveled Domino Sugar Factory a few weeks ago.

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Post image for Lowest Common Denominator: A Kara Walker Selfie Generator

If you enjoy obvious jokes about the way people interact with ubiquitous technological features, you’ll love sugarselfie.us, a new website that fights bad taste with worse.

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Post image for How Are They Keeping Rats Off Kara Walker’s Sugar Sculptures?

Kara Walker’s 75-foot-long, 35-foot-tall sculpture made of 160,000 pounds of sugar rests in the expansive, soon-to-be-razed Domino Sugar Refinery, surrounded by 15 five-foot-tall statues of boys coated in molasses and brown sugar. Where are all the sugar-seeking pests?

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Post image for Sugar Coat: On Oscar Murillo and Kara Walker

In one of those useful coincidences of the New York art scene, two current exhibitions discuss global commerce and history, labor and money through one peculiar entry point: sugar.

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Post image for What Does Kara Walker’s Sugary Sphinx Tell Us?

One of the season’s most anticipated art events will finally open to the public tomorrow. Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety,” aka the “Marvelous Sugar Baby,” is the renowned artist’s first public artwork.

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Kara Walker Lands in Oregon

by Alicia Eler on March 19, 2014

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EUGENE, Oregon — The Black Portlanders, a project initiated by Intisar Abioto that focuses on the black people of Portland documenting one another, recently posted an open letter asking for help raising $15,000 to keep alive their project.

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Post image for The Radical Boundaries of African-American Performance

“Be African-American. Be very African American.” Thus reads a typed instruction on an otherwise blank piece of paper sent by veteran performance artist William Pope.L to Clifford Owens as part of Anthology, the latter’s crowd-sourced performance project staged last year at MoMA PS1.

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Post image for Animating the Archive: Black Performance Art’s Radical Presence

Radical Presence gives a great taste of some of the work done by black artists working in performance over the past five decades. And one of the best things about it is that it’s not just a static archive.

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Post image for Announcing the Ninth Annual BAMart Silent Auction

BAM, in collaboration with Paddle8, is proud to announce its ninth annual BAMart Silent Auction, which will take place at The Hole gallery (312 Bowery) in Manhattan. Co-chaired by Cindy Sherman, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Kathy Grayson, this 11-day event begins April 17 at Paddle8.com/auctions/bam and will be on view at the gallery from Tuesday, April 23–Sunday, April 28, 12–7pm.

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