Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kara Walker on 'a Subtlety'

Earlier this year Jad Abumrad, creator and host of Radiolab, interviewed artist Kara Walker about her most recent large-scale public project, a Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, for CreativeTime. In the talk, recorded below, Walker discusses her inspirations, investigations into the history and meaning of sugar, and her artistic approach to her subject. Her installation, at the Domino Sugar refinery in Brooklyn, New York, closed July 6.

Note: The exhibition "Anything but Civil: Kara Walker's Vision of the Old South" is on view through August  10 at Saint Louis Art Museum.

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