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Emancipating The Past: Kara Walker's Takes Of Slavery And Power

January 01, 2015 David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

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Kara Walker's Emanicpating the Past exhibition arrives soon to the David C. Driskell Center

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, the exhibition will feature Kara Walker, one of the most successful and widely known contemporary African American artists today. She is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, sexuality and the media with which she pursues her studies. Celebrated for her provocative installations, composed of cut-paper silhouettes, Walker’s work in other media is equally strong and expands on the many powerful themes and questions of her practice.