The Legacy of Lynching is a collaboration between the museum and the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, presenting racial histories we’ve long been asleep to.
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.”
In MoMA’s Unfinished Conversations, artists around the world engage with today’s political struggles while exposing their personal, cultural, and historical roots.
From an increasingly diversified roster of galleries to a surprising slew of rock art, the mega-fair is impressively eclectic this year.
Her tumultuous charcoal drawings enshrine an unresolved US narrative filled with racism, martyrdom, and political violence.
In addition to the centuries of trauma that artists are exploring and attempting to reconcile with contemporary reality, there is also an underlying solidarity that weaves itself into the fabric of Non-fiction at the Underground Museum.
Even if you’re familiar with artist Kara Walker’s signature shadow puppets, you’ve probably never seen them looking as cheerful as they do in electro-pop artist Santigold’s new music video.
I Can’t Breathe, now on view at the Art Gallery at the College of Staten Island, is a dissonant show.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spanning several media, much of the work in Us Is Them makes social commentary from the perspective of underrepresented populations. Notably, the show features some of the biggest names in contemporary African-American art, bringing the focus on the fraught nature of black existence in the US.
DETROIT — Can an exhibition be informed by the place it visits?
It’s hard enough compiling best-of lists for single cities — try the world.
LONDON — Kara Walker’s Go to Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First is a powerful, nuanced visual rant.