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Kara Walker with Philippe Vergne


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In the sketches, paper murals, and projections of Kara Walker, precisely drawn figures interact in highly animated dramas that call into question the viewer’s relationship to the heavy-hitting issues of contemporary American social politics: race, gender, sexuality, and our national history of slavery. Here the artist joins curator Philippe Vergne for a conversation on her work and the “contemporary portrayal of the Negress.”

The artist’s drawings, paper murals, and animation have been featured in a number of Walker Art Center exhibitions, including Quartet: Barney, Gober, Levine, Walker (2005) and Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love (2007).