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ARTS & CULTURE
Abusive, Cartoonish, Obscene: How Kara Walker Painted Trump’s America
In 1997, an artist called her work "revolting." Twenty years later, Walker's brutal depictions of racism look all too familiar.
Barnsdall's SKIN Show Aestheticizes the Politics of Race
Art Critic, Art Curator
Barnsdall Art Park's Municipal Art Gallery hosts perhaps the timeliest of art exhibits,
, on view thru April 17, 2016.
Reclaiming Gay History With Felix D'Eon
Filmmaker, 'Capitol Hill' series, "Fallen Jewel", "Waxie Moon"
Mexican artist Felix D'Eon makes work that re-imagines bygone eras and styles with same-sex love as its subject matter.
Hunter and Gatherer
Member, Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Former Editor-in-Chief, ...
I'm not sure that anyone really knows exactly when the habit of collecting was initiated, but I suspect that early humankind was at least near the front of the line to claim bragging rights.
The Best Images In Street Art This Year (VIDEO)
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington
Here Are The 15 Best Art Exhibitions Of 2014
On the "A" w/Souleo: Blaxploitation Icon John Shaft To Be Revived in New Projects
Peter 'Souleo' Wright
Journalist and curator
is making a comeback. Can ya dig it? The iconic character created by Ernest Tidyman will be resurrected through a new deal announced by Dynamite Entertainment.
Must See Painting Shows: November/December 2014
Publisher, New American Paintings
There has been a lot of talk as of late about the receding importance of brick and mortar gallery spaces and a perceived dearth of quality programming at those that still exist. I did not see a lot of evidence of gallery Armageddon as I conducted my monthly review of painting shows.
Kara Walker Secretly Filmed You Ogling Her Sugar Sphinx In Brooklyn
Kara Walker's 'An Audience'
Kara Walker's 'An Audience'
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Did Your Face Make It Into The Official #ArtSelfie Book?
Kara Walker Knew You'd Take Selfies With Her Sugar Sphinx
Koons, Walker and the Examination of Life and Death
Mary Alice Franklin
Arts & Culture Writer and Social Media Manager
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.
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
Author and Journalist
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 '
Taking My Baby to Kara Walker's Sugar Baby
Rev. Vicki Flippin
Pastor, The Church of the Village
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.'
Your Art Basel Cheat Sheet: Skip the Crowds and Go Straight to These
Editorial Director at Artsy.net
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
Art and culinary historian and founder of ArtBites
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
Senior Arts & Culture Editor, The Huffington Post.
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
Pan Africanist Writer, Founder of OurLegaci.com
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
Cultural Critic, Senior Writer, TheRoot.com
These two depictions of Black women, "Mammy" and
, 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?
Kara Walker and the Real Sugar Links
Award-winning fiction and nonfiction author
As an art object it is simultaneously sexual, submissive and powerful. But what does this formidable goddess evoke and represent?
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