Kara Walker & James Hannaham on sex & sacred cows
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Kara Walker is an artist based in New York, USA. Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Her Turbine Hall commission, Fons Americanus, was installed at Tate Modern, London, UK between October 2019 and 2021.
Author and artist James Hannaham’s novel Delicious Foods (2015) won the PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2020, he was awarded Best in Show in ‘Biblio Spectaculum’ at Main Street Arts Gallery, upstate New York, USA. His exhibition ‘Jim Crow Hell’ runs at Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, USA, from Feb 18–Apr 1 2021. He has two books on the way, in 2021 and 2022.
Kara Walker: Strange Fruit by Christian Haye (issue 30, Sept/Oct 1996)
Hilton Als on the Films of Kara Walker (issue 206, October 2019)
Kara Walker on the Post-Lockdown World (issue 212, September 2020)
Image Credit: Kara Walker, At the behest of Creative Time Kara E. Walker has confected: A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant, installation view at Domino Sugar Refinery, Brooklyn, NY, 2014, Photo: Jason Wyche.