Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love

I had an awesome experience and privilege this weekend of attending the Kara Walker exhibit "My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love" at the Whitney Museum this weekend. I thank blogmate CapCity for posting and reminding me of the exhibit.

The exhibit ended on Sunday, February 3rd and I was glad to catch it right before it's end.

"In the blistering art of Kara Walker, prim silhouettes wallow in crude sadism, pantomiming the tragic history of race relations in the United States. The 37-year-old African-American art star channels her rage into highly refined installations, films, drawings and paintings that reveal how the shadow of slavery still haunts American culture. Morbid and darkly funny, she delves into the ways blacks and whites alike have been traumatized and twisted by their cruel and mutually destructive history." -By Ariella Budick - Newsday.com

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