Day 11: Kara Walker
From a cursory glance, Kara Walker’s black cut-paper silhouettes look like benign 19th-century antebellum scenes or Walt Disney cartoon characters from such classic pieces as the 1946 film, Song of the South. A closer probing investigation reveals the underlying terror surrounding race, gender, and sexual identity politics in America.
30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.
Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.