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Kara Walker Knew You'd Take Selfies With Her Sugar Sphinx

LA Times | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts

It's not very often that an artist talk sells out with the swiftness of a high-profile pop concert. But that was the case for a highly anticipated tal...

Koons, Walker and the Examination of Life and Death

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

Jeff Koons and Kara Walker are far from the first artists to explore the concept of life and death in their artwork. In fact, this concept is the very essence of what the art world constantly seeks to investigate.

"A Subtlety"

Mona R. Washington | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Mona R. Washington

Outside the venue, a very long line winds down and around several blocks. Art aficionados wait patiently in the sun. Inside, the exhibition visitors wander and wonder. THE MARVELOUS SUGAR BABY regally inhabits the space.

A Not-So-Subtle Meditation on Sugar

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

As people streamed out of the Kara Walker installation "A Subtlety" on a recent Sunday afternoon to buy an ice cream cone from one of the trucks idling outside the old Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront, I wondered how many thought about the jarring contradiction...

'Why I Yelled at the Kara Walker Exhibit '

The Indypendent | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
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“You are recreating the very racism this art is supposed to critique,” I yelled. The visitors lowered their cameras. Just seconds ago, they had be...

Taking My Baby to Kara Walker's Sugar Baby

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

Her latest work in Brooklyn is at the Domino sugar factory, a defunct warehouse that is set for demolition. Walker is taking this opportunity to make a statement about slavery, perceptions of black bodies, human exploitation, and the sugar-coating of history.

Kara Walker's Sugar Sphinx Evokes Call From Black Women: ‘We Are Here.'

Colorlines | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices

Kara Walker, the black artist who is known, loved and sometimes begrudged for making slavery-inspired silhouettes, hasn’t said an awful lot in publi...

Your Art Basel Cheat Sheet: Skip the Crowds and Go Straight to These

Marina Cashdan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With that in mind, I've created a simple plan -- a cheat sheet of what you cannot miss this fair-going weekend, which of course leaves you more time to visit Basel's phenomenal museums and collections, swim in the Rhine, and take a day trip to the Black Forest.

Cooking Art History: Sugar Baby

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Sugar. Talk of it is everywhere. It's one of the leading causes of obesity and diabetes in our country. It is an ingredient so common to us that it is difficult to imagine a world without it.

Debunking the Myths of Kara Walker's Sugar Sphinx

Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Katherine Brooks

Kara Walker's sugar sphinx descended upon Brooklyn last month, bringing well over 35 tons of sweetness to the cavernous darkness of the old Domino Sugar Factory.

Kara Walker's Sphinx Is A Missed Opportunity

Jessica Ann Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices
Jessica Ann Mitchell

Many recognize Kara Walker's The Subtlety as a fascinating sphinx built in the image of a "Mammy" like caricature. The sphinx, which is made of sugar, is successful in that it's jarring.

From Mammy to The Marvelous Sugar Baby: The Art of Black Womanhood

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

These two depictions of Black women, "Mammy" and Sugar Baby, both reflect the lived experiences of so many of us in this country. We are told that our bodies are both hypersexual and asexual. We are punished by society for our contradictions, cast as bad mothers and good Jezebels.

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

hyperallergic.com | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
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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, s...

Kara Walker and the Real Sugar Links

Marina Budhos | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Marina Budhos

As an art object it is simultaneously sexual, submissive and powerful. But what does this formidable goddess evoke and represent?

Spite Your Face: Zoe As Nina

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

I like Zoe as an actress and as a person that I don't know. I admire her hutzpah as she defends her right to embody Ms. Simone. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Ass, et al.

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

Because I am an "emerging" artist, I can say whatever I want. I am mercifully un-tethered to a gallery or institution.

Artist Builds Giant Sphinx Out Of Sugar To Pay Tribute To Doomed Brooklyn Landmark

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.09.2014 | Arts

In 1856 the original Domino Sugar Factory was built in Brooklyn, New York, soon to become the largest sugar refinery of its time. Fast forward to toda...

Kara Walker And Her Sugar Sphinx At The Old Domino Factory

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Refining, as Creative Time's Chief Curator Nato Thompson reminds us inside this 30,000 square foot former Domino Sugar facility, is a process whereby ...

Sugarcoating the Art of Real Estate

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

In the meantime, I cannot help wondering about the "subtlety" of inviting an African American artist to highlight the historic past of labor exploitation in the sugar trade before erasing one of its monuments and replacing it with a monument to gentrification.

Female Artists Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

MutualArt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Although the artists often intersect one or more of the categories, they were loosely assigned to each to help illustrate how sexual identity, politics, internal experience and pleasures and pressures of domestic life are explored through their work.

Unraveling: The Art of Christa Maiwald

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Embracing dichotomy, stitch-by-stitch, is finally what lends Maiwald's pieces both their intimate and universal powers.

Celebrating Women Artists Every Day of the Year

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Today at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a new installation in our 20th century galleries is brimming with great works by women. These range from a Miriam Schapiro "femmage" to one of Susan Rothenberg's breakthrough horse paintings of the mid-1970s.

Blue for Black

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

I went to the Whitney Museum of Art to partake in one of their latest offerings, Blues For Smoke, a saucy gumbo of Walker, Hammons, Whitten, O'Grady, among many others. The exhibition serves a mostly-brown stew, bubbling over with work tucked into nearly every corner.

GUESS WHO?

Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we'r...

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.