Kara Walker: Using The Horrors Of The Past To Awaken The Present

Kara Walker’s art depicts characters from a not-too-distant time, but she doesn’t believe her goal is historically motivated. “I’m not an actual historian,” she says while promoting an exhibition of her Fons Americanus. “I’m an unreliable narrator.” Even though Walker depicts characters from the 19th century, the same pain and discrimination still continue to exist into the 21st.

Kara Walker: Using The Horrors Of The Past To Awaken The Present

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