From the Archive: Kara Walker Artist Talk

Kara Walker is best known for her installations of large cut-paper silhouettes that use the iconography of folklore and stereotype to address themes of race, history, and gender. Though seemingly cartoonish and simple in form, the silhouettes comprise unsettling and grisly imagined narratives drawn from African American history from the Antebellum to the present. In this artist talk, originally presented on January 29, 2005, Walker delves into her personal history, her artistic development, and the influences and ideas that inform her work. The program begins with an introduction by SFMOMA’s former Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Madeleine Grynsztejn, and concludes with a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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