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KARA WALKER, ohne Titel, ohne Datum, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett, ewige Dauerleihgabe der Hüni-Michel-Stiftung © Kara Walker

Enlarge image: Scherenschnittartiger schwarzer Torso eines Mannes auf weißem Grund

KARA WALKER. A BLACK HOLE IS EVERYTHING A STAR LONGS TO BE

15 Octobre 2021 - 16 January 2022
SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT

Kara Walker (*1969) is one of the most prolific US-Amer­ican artists of our time. Her monu­mental, wall-span­ning silhou­ettes and expan­sive sculp­tures, focusing explic­itly and provoca­tively on racism, sexu­ality, oppres­sion, and violence, have made head­lines. For the exhi­bi­tion "A Black Hole Is Every­thing a Star Longs to Be" in the SCHIRN, the artist has, for the first time, opened up her exten­sive archive of draw­ings and is presenting 650 graphic works and a selec­tion of films. The fact that Walker works on paper is central. She makes use of the most varied styles, tech­niques, and refer­ences with great virtu­osity.

Her inti­mate sketches and notes are a site for the execu­tion of graphic thought processes and also a means of satire and cari­ca­ture, imag­i­na­tion and subver­sion. Walker relent­lessly shakes up histor­ical images, exam­ining racism and sexual violence with radical open­ness and drastic imagery.

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