Kara Walker: Bureau of Refugees


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After the success of the recent touring exhibition "My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love," Kara Walker's silhouetted cut-out figures are a now-familiar but still pungent presence in contemporary art, reenacting uncomfortable, often violent episodes in American race relations and reprising, in their formal simplicity, the ways in which marginalized identities are reduced and distorted into readily legible, caricatured forms. Walker's art continues, in other words, to pose awkward questions straightforwardly. Her ...

Kara Walker: Bureau of Refugees 2008, Charta

ISBN-13: 9788881586868

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